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i am an independent contractor representing fabric ...

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i am an independent contractor representing fabric jobbers. one of the jobbers who i have done alot of work for has from time to time changed the pay scale , cut the agreed territory and now asking for reports of whom i seeing and has said i will not be paid my commission if not received.. is this withholding pay legal and ive been told that they cannot make these request. how do i find my legal rights concerning this. also have drastically cut the agreed commission on work already booked for them at a higher rate, example , started at ten per cent and now have reduced it to 3 per cent which doesnt cover the cost of obtaining that business. help, thanks XXXXX XXXXX
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Jane Doe Deer replied 9 years ago.

If you are an independent contract, you should have a written contract in place with the jobber, who is your customer. The level of pay should be spelled out in the written contract, along with how modifications to the contract are to be made.

If you are not working under a written contract, you need to be.

Without a written contract, you have little say if they want to pay you less, other than to just say "no."


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