If you were not paid minimum wage and overtime correctly for the hours you worked, you may be able to file a wage claim through L&I. However, L&I has no jurisdiction over commissions, percentages, or bonuses in excess of the minimum wage requirements. You may pursue your claim in small claims court or through the services of a private attorney.
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