Regardless of whether you love or hate your job, have a lot of commitments or nothing on your plate, or aren’t paid enough, most people will work for one simple thing: money.
It’s hard to see yourself spending your days in your workplace if you didn’t have to. This can make it infuriating when the person you’re working for fails to pay you, while also putting you into a position which can be hard to deal with.
To help you out with this, this post will be exploring three types of modern employment, along with the best ways to handle not being paid when you’re working in them.
As a freelance worker, you lack a lot of the rights which a normal employee benefits from, but this doesn’t include the right you have to the money you’re supposed to be paid.
One of the most important things to consider when you’re in this sort of system is the contracts you have in place. Whether your work is long-term or temporary, you can have the payment terms outlined in this document, protecting you if you ever find yourself not being paid.
You should always approach your boss about a missing payment before taking any action, but it’s always good to know that you can get legal support in this area if you find yourself in trouble.
When you have a normal job and work as a traditional employee, you will have the easiest job when it comes to getting paid. Your contract will cover the money you’re supposed to earn and the days which you can expect to receive it, and the company will most likely have a procedure in place for people who haven’t been paid each month, making it easy to chase things up.
If your employer refuses to resolve a missed payment, you can use an unpaid wages attorney to fight on your behalf to get your money. It very rarely gets this far when you are working for a reliable company.
A Business Owner
Finally, as the last work-type on this list, it’s time to think about those running their own business. In this position, you sit in an odd place between a freelancer and a normal employee, only your wages depend on the entire business making money.
When someone refuses to pay for the services or products you’ve provided, you could be in a tight spot, especially without a contract in place. Hopefully, at the very least, you will have quotes and invoices which can be used as evidence, because this sort of fight will usually have to be taken to court. An arbitration hearing isn’t too expensive, especially when you know that you’re in the right.
Hopefully, this post will help you if you ever find yourself missing a payment for work which you’ve already done. This sort of issue can be hard to deal with, especially when you have financial commitments, and it can easily make you turn against the job you once loved.
Have you ever been in such a situation? How did you handle it? Please share in the comment section.
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