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    I am in desperate need for help . I am a hourly employee on a H1B visa. I was offered work through a Company X, and i took the contract. Since there is a company Y which holds my Visa,the pay arrangement is like this:

    Company X pays company Y, for the hours I worked and in-turn i get my paycheck through Y. That is, Y has signed an Agreement with X on my behalf, that X has to pay within 30 days of invoicing. But since the last 4 months(Starting Jan 15th) X is not paying Y, and so i am not getting any pay. I have spoke to the ppl at X, and each time they have some or other kind of excuse.

    My question is can I take legal action against Company X directly instead of Y as Y is not at all agressive in collections and is reluctant about spending money on legal issues.

    Thanks in Advance

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    No, but you can pursue Company Y, assuming that you are an employee of Company Y, which it appears that you are. What state are you in?
    Lillian Connell

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