What can I do if my employer owes me money, but i was being paid off the books? Can I sue?

Its not a lot of money, but we had a verbal agreement, things in writing stipulating the compensation and job title, and logged hours, and he refuses to pay his last owed monies for no reason. I didnt do anything wrong, I did what he asked of me, and now I'm being evicted out of my home due to him taunting money to me and refusing to pay what we agreed on. Can I sue him or at least report him to the Labor commissioner?

Asked By: - 3/16/2012
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you were not a real employee so the labor commission cant help you, keep in mind if working off the books what ever happens to him will happen to you.
Answered By: lcr000 - 3/16/2012
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Ask him how he'll like prison for tax evasion.
Answered By: You make my brain hurt - 3/16/2012
There is one question I have on this, would you be considered an actual employee or an independent contractor? If you were working regular hours and required to report to a place of business, use his equipment, abide by his rules, etc., then most likely you are an employee. If he had less control over the working... More
Answered By: Alan S - 3/16/2012
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