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My company provides temporary teachers to Private Schools.

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My company provides temporary teachers to Private Schools. All teachers are the employees of my company. One of our clients refuses to pay the payroll invoice for services rendered.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Anne_C replied 8 years ago.

Dear San Francisco, California:

  1. How much money is involved?
  2. Did you have a written agreement with the school?
  3. When did this happen?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Anne_C's Post: 1. $600
2. Yes, there is a school contract in place
3. January 2008
Expert:  Anne_C replied 8 years ago.

Dear San Francisco, California:

Given the relatively small amount of money involved, you could file a Small Claims Action against the school that refuses to pay you. Here is the information: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/smallclaims/. The statute of limitations (time in which you must file an action) for breach of a written contract is 4 years in California. However, businesses - even schools - have a way of closing, and people move on to other employers, so you probably don't want to wait that long.

You could try warning this school that you will initiate a small claims action if they do not pay your bill.

Good luck.