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Tania Dall / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS -- The awards show NFL Honors was one of the biggest events held during Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans.

Weeks after the event, people who worked the party say they still haven't been paid.

'It was all the major players and the owners. At the end of the night, the people said we did a great job. They were proud of us,' said Janet Mercadel who is still waiting for her paycheck.

The glitz and glamor of the NFL Honors awards is a night the New Orleans woman will never forget. Mercadel said she was hired by Black Tie Services to help serve dinner to football and Hollywood stars inside the Mahalia Jackson Theater.

Mercadel said the New Orleans-based company promised dozens of workers they'd be paid by now, but it still hasn't happened.

'We were hoping to get paid last week. Since then black tie has shut down, not giving us any answers. We don't know when we're going to get our money,' said Mercadel.

On Monday night, Eyewitness News stopped by the business in the French Quarter to try and speak to the business owner. Mark Blandford declined our request for an on-camera interview.

However, Blandford said he is waiting to be paid for the NFL Honors event. He said he has been in contact with some of those servers and he expects to get checks out to those people no later than this Friday.

But for many who continue to stop by to find out why they're not getting paid, a note in the door and a promise of payment just isn't enough.

'My check could have been $8. It didn't matter. I work very hard for my cash and I didn't get it. It's a hassle,' said a Mid-City woman who asked not be identified.

Since last week, the woman, who said she worked the NFL Honors event, has tried contacting Black Tie Services with little luck.

'I prefer a more professional route, be there at the office and say, hey, this is what's going on.'

Black Tie Services was hired by Spectrum Catering. The Texas-based company tells Eyewitness News it already mailed a check to the New Orleans business for its services at the NFL Honors event.

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