Minneapolis, MN asked in Workers' Compensation for Iowa

Q: A previous employer still hasn't paid me, it's been 6 months. What can I do? I was told to seek a worker's comp lawyer.

I started working for a person as a dispatcher. It's been 6 months and she is now saying I was an "independent contractor" which was never discussed. She has yet to pay me what is still owed. She also has done this to another lady as well stating that the other lady is an "independent contractor". Its been 6 months without payment. I have kept in contact and everytime she says she will pay me on a given date she comes up with some excuse. What can I do? Its causing great hardship on myself and my family. She is keeps telling me there is nothing I can do because her mom is a lawyer (her mom is a paralegal).

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1 Lawyer Answer
Erik Luthens
Erik Luthens
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: If you were working in Iowa or for an Iowa based company, you should immediately contact an Iowa attorney who handles workers’ compensation and employment law matters.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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