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:
There was prior contact with the candidate.
How Client Pays:
“Exclusive” contingency-fee job orders don’t exist. But even assuming you think you’ve got one, it doesn’t exclude direct contact with the candidate. So you’re truly trusting when you: