The company I work for has asked me to build their business. Over the past 2 months I have revised my contract to fit the area, put together a flyer, handled all the customers, put out flyers, have several commercial properties wanting bids, have placed bids with some others and many other things. So today I call and ask for a $200 advance on my pay for rent. They say no. Ok fine. I decide to go see what L&I have to say. What I find out is since I am and hourly employee what I have done needs to be paid at at the least minimum wage. I have put in over 70 hours doing this without pay. A little in put needed here. 1. Should I sic L&I on them? 2. Should I just blackmale them with the threat? 3. Should I go ahead and snag the work from them and collect the money for myself? ( I have all the equipment but a mower and many of their customers have asked why I am not working for myself cause they would go with me) I am really pissed. I have over 20 years experience. Ran my own company for almost 15 years and only sold it and moved here to help my mother. These people can't even write two sentences without misspelling half the words. I always took care of my employees. They have been in business for 12 years and I had to show them how to shear.