Long story short: Former employer discharged me in end of March when LA office closed (company is based in NY but I was working in LA). I'm owed approximately $10K in unpaid commissions (wages) that were earned 4-6 months ago. Have been requesting payment for over a month to no avail. According to my research, they've already violated NY & CA labor codes... I was always taxed as a NY employee, despite living in LA. While I was previously a NY resident, the NY Dept of Labor told me this case is CA jurisdiction. Can anyone verify? Should I pursue the matter with the California Dept of Labor? Is there a downside to that approach vs. hiring a private attorney? My primary concern, of course, is $$$. However, willing to listen to all suggestions. Thanks!