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:
The candidate said you wouldn’t charge anything.
How Client Pays:
This is one of those naive “defenses” only a foolish fee-fighter would allege.