You can bet Annette Bosworth will cut government spending if you send her to the U.S. Senate. She hates writing checks... even to her own employees.

Let's go to court, says Mathia Rall, former executive director of Preventive Health Strategies, the non-profit Bosworth and husband Chad Haber set up in Sioux Falls two years ago:

Mathia Rall v. Annette Bosworth dba Independent Medicine and Preventive Health Strategies, filed October 4, 2012.

Mathia Rall v. Annette Bosworth dba Independent Medicine and Preventive Health Strategies, filed October 4, 2012. Click to enlarge.

(Bookkeeping: the address listed for the defendant is in error: after bouncing the official corporate address to Estelline in 2011 to dodge Bosworth's non-compete agreement with former employer Sanford Health, the 2012 Independent Medicine annual report lists the corporate address as 1401 W. 51st St., Sioux Falls. 1401 W. 41st is Hobby Lobby, which would just make this story weirder.)

Rall resigned from Independent Medicine/Preventive Health Strategies after a final day of unpaid work on August 27, 2012, citing the need to "obtain employment that has a regular paycheck."

Rall reports that at least one other employee has filed a similar small claims suit. These claims were supposed to go to small claims court, but immediately prior to the hearing date, Rall says Bosworth petitioned to move the trial to civil court, delaying the action and obligating the plaintiffs to lawyer up.

I called the Meaningful Medicine clinic and got Peggy Craig, Annette Bosworth's business manager. Ms. Craig said the wages matter is not related to the clinic and directed me to call Preventive Health Strategies... which is in the same office. No one answered the PHS number.