Hi. I am a software developer from India, working and studying in Sydney since 2015. I've run into a situation where my ex-employer refuses to pay my final paycheck and I want to know if I could get my dues cleared up quickly. A bit of background - I had been working for my Australian employer in his Indian firm for 1.5 years (I have all the necessary documents and salary slips to prove that). Last year, I decided to come to Sydney for higher education. My employer suggested me that I work with him directly in Sydney, to which I agreed. He promised me that he'd make a new employment contract for me which would be valid in Australia, but until then he'd pay me via cash or do a direct bank transfer. But even after working for more than 8 months with him in Australia I never got the new employment contract, and the worse part was that I was forced to work for more than 50-60 hours a week and was paid less than $5 per hour. Saddened and hurt, I decided to quit my job. The day I quit, my employer owed me 1.5 months of salary. He also took away the laptop and the mobile phone that I was provided but didn't clear my dues. He now refuses to respond or even pick up my call. It's been 2 months since I quit my job and I really need to get my money back. Please help me. Thanks.