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:
The hire was through an employee referral.
How Client Pays:
Employee referrals are among the easiest and most common fee-avoidance moves. Here’s how they do it: