How to recover salary from employer ??
First send him a legal notice. Sending a legal notice is mandatory to show your effort that before filing a case you have tried your best to settle the matter amicably. After sending a legal notice, There are two ways. 1- File a recovery suit.
Recovery suit is a civil suit wherein the employee has to pay certain amount of court fees which will be 3-4 % of the recovery amount. There are very good chances that the amount will be recovered. 2- Approach Labor Commissioner
Employee can approach labor commissioner. Labor commissioner will try to settle the issue and if he fails, he will transfer the case to Labor court and then trial will be held.
Thus, there are channels to recover money from employer. The only thing you have to do is take a step and fight for your rights.