The owner/manager is probably personally liable under New York and federal law. That means you can sue him or her personally, even if the company no longer exists.
I agree with Attorney Greben. You can file a complaint for unpaid wages with the NYS Dept of Labor, or consult an employment lawyer. Most employment lawyers offer free consults for wage cases.
I agree with both of the attorneys below. you can file a claim with the NY State Department of Labor or consult with an employment attorney to bring a suit on your behalf.
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