Editor’s note: Jeff Allen has heard every employer excuse that you can imagine for not paying up — and dozens more that defy imagination. Over the last 18 months, he’s documented one a week. Because of the importance of collections, Fordyce will periodically reprise the most common situations he addressed. The complete collection is here.
What Client Says:
You said you wouldn’t bill us if we hired the candidate.
How Client Pays:
The usual ruses are that you said this was a favor to the candidate; it was a level you didn’t work, or a discipline outside your field.