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I have been performing a teaching service without contract

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I have been performing a teaching service without contract and been billing monthly am I free to bill at a rate I feel appropriate especially since my invoices are taking forever to be paid? Initially, there was a written contract but it has long ago expired and the working conditions are significantly modified.
JA: The Lawyer's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost. Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: CA
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  John replied 4 months ago.

Hi, thanks for submitting your question today. My name is John. I have over 13 years of legal and consulting experience in this area. I’m happy to assist you with your question today. Please note that the website may ask you if you desire premium services, such as a phone call. I do not control these prompts, and you are not under any obligation to order premium services to get a full answer from me. If you do desire premium services, however, feel free to select that option. I will have an answer for you shortly, unless I require additional information. Please be patient while I may have to research some matters before providing a response. In the meantime do not leave this page and you should save the url link or bookmark this webpage in case you become disconnected and need to return to this page at a later time.

Expert:  John replied 4 months ago.

You may change the billing rate, but you must notify them of the billing increase and get their agreement before commencing the work; i.e., you cannot do the work then bill at higher rate after the fact without them knowing it was being billed at the higher rate. You do in fact have an implied contract t the lower rate based on past performance, but there's nothing that requires you to adhere to that rate for any amount of future time. Thus, just as long as you notify them of this change and get agreement, you may bill at the higher rate for future work.

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