Editor’s note: Jeff Allen has heard every employer excuse 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 thought the referral was a free sample.
How Client Pays:
Some fee-avoiders think that the more outrageous the lie, the more likely it will be believed.