Editor’s note: Jeff Allen has heard every employer excuse that you can imagine for not paying up — and dozens more that defy imagination. A few years ago he began documenting them in a weekly collections column. Because of the importance of collections, Fordyce will periodically reprise the most common situations he addressed. The complete collection is here.
What Client Says:
We didn’t hire, but referred the candidate to someone else.
How Client Pays:
Since the client isn’t in the placement business, you’ll be unable to show that it