My exemployer still owes me for 16 days and has been ordered twice by the state of texas to pay but he keeps appealing there discission..its been ,8 months.
Yes. You might be able to sue for interest and attorney fees.
Typically, you can only sue for your actual damages.
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You should consider hiring a private attorney to file suit in state court, ask for attorney fees, interest, damages for failure to pay.