I was working as a Software Engineer (Contractor) employed by a contracting company "A" located in California but working for the client company "B" in New York state. The issue is that I didn't get paid for the last 2.5 months of my work. I have tried contacting company A several times. At first, they responded sometimes saying that they will pay me a week or two weeks later. But since last 2 weeks, they have stopped responding me.
I have asked New York State Dept. of Labor for help but found out in one of their forms that they exclude from wage payment coverage those persons in administrative, executive or professional capacity whose earnings exceed $900 gross per week. Since I come under professional employment category and my earnings do exceed $900 per week, is it likely that dept. of labor, won't help me get my unpaid wages?
What are the other options I should look into? Please advice. Thank you in advance!