I currently accept various IT "assignments/jobs" from an out of state (outside of AZ) company on a per job basis. I believe that would make me an independent contractor. However, there has arisen a failure to pay issue on a project several months past, and despite numerous inquiry's and complaints I have not received the payments owed. ARS 23.355 provides the award of treble damages for failure to pay wages due. Thus my question - are payments owed for services rendered considered "wages?"