Hi I am an Independent contractor and have been told that I will not be payed for my last week as I owe them around 70 hours In my contract it states the contractor shall carry out in the first Schedule, it being agreed that the trust shall use the contractors services for 40 hours per week over the term of the Contract. The actual daily hours will be agreed with the project manager and will vary with the daily needs of the client and may exceed 8 hours on some days. Two days in each 7 days will be non working days and the actual non working days will be agreed with the project manager. hours additional to the 40 may be required and are to be discussed and agreed in advance with the project manager. Now because I have not done the full 40 hours over the term of the contract do I have to pay them the money back??Thanks Carson Donaldson
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Have you been paid in advance for those hors or are you just claiming the hours you have worked to date?
I get payed for 40 hours per week for the contract but have not done the 40 hours
and now that the contract is about to finish have been told that I will not get payed as I have not done the hours and I owe them..When i took on the contract it was agreed that i will be payed for 40 hours regardless if I do them or not but that was not put into contract
If they are claiming 70, does this mean that they say you have been paid for 70 hours, which includes this 40, plus another 30 you have not worked?
It will be 70 hours all up so far that they say I owe
I was under the under standing that i would be payed for 40 hours regardless
I told them that it was not worth my while to do contract if this was not the case
Thae 40 hours may not be refundable under that arrangement but the other 30 hours may be. Why did they pay when you had not done the work?
Can I help further? It would help if you explained the 30 hours.
it seems that it was a wash up on the timesheet
That sounds a bit unusual-if they have overpaid you then you will need to refund the 30 hours, but the 40 hours are contestable if you were to get paid anyway.
so if i was to get paid for 40 hours per week as per contract then I owe them nothing as I owe them no hours as contract says payed 40 hours a weeks
sorry 40 hours a week
If you are a contractor and you are paid for 40 hours, but do not work those hours, then, apart from the agreement you would be paid for those 40 hours if you worked them or not, I expect you would either have to work the hours or pay this back. I may not understand what you mean, but this is different from being an employee, where you should be paid because the contract provides for this. As a contractor you have to actually work the hours.
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