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I am an IT contractor. I have engaged in an opportunity where

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I am an IT contractor. I have engaged in an opportunity where the contract states I don't receive payment for the first four weeks. I would recieve these funds on the over 4 weeks after the contract completed. The contracting firm is making me a little nervous.

-Is this an common\accepted practice in an IT contracts?
-What rights do I have to collect this money in full or could there be any reason they chose to not pay me. It is approx. $8200.00.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Richard replied 5 years ago.

Good afternoon. If that what the contract provides, then you're pretty much stuck with this payment schedule. This is not typical, but not totally unusual. If you do not get paid, you would absolutely have the right to file a claim against them. Then, once you were awarded a judgment in your favor, if they didn't pay you at that point, you could have the sheriff serve a summons on them for a debtor examination. That forces them to meet you in court and answer questions under oath about their assets. After you obtain that information you have the power to attach bank accounts, and/or have the sheriff seize other property to satisfy the debt.



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