I've found myself in a situation I've never really dealt with before. I used to work for a small startup in Hungary, as a contractor. Unfortunately, the pandemic hit, and in early April, the company laid me off. Payday rolled around and, since I didn't receive my payment for March, I called up my former boss. He admitted that he couldn't pay me, because the company is not doing well financially, and asked me to be patient. Fortunately, I was in a position where I could go a couple months before I needed the money, so I agreed.
That was almost 4 months ago. Since then, he has promised me multiple times that the money is on its way, but I'm still waiting.
The next step is obviously threatening him with legal action, and setting a deadline before I actually get a lawyer involved.
How long should I wait before a lawsuit?