Say a person worked as an independent contractor at firm X. Firm X is in New Jersey; he worked remotely in New York. After 7 and a half months of work he decided to end the project--a 4 days notice was offered but was rejected by the company, allowing him to leave immediately.
At this time, there where still 2 weeks of unpaid work. The company was diligent to always send a check every two weeks based on the invoice sent. However, when the time came to part, the company claimed that his client hasn't yet given him the funds but made promises of having it available shortly.
A lot of back and forth has gone by in the span of five months. The company began ignoring all forms of contact and the payment is nowhere in sight.
What steps can one take to get his last payment?