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How to address Invoice from freelancer to a company [closed]

I am a freelancer working for a company. I need to send an invoice to them in order to get paid. I am not a company and so I will just write my name, address, mobile and email for my details. For the ...
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If you get sent home early (for no fault of your own) should you still get paid for the time?

What should a contractor do in the following scenario: Background: The contract is between the employee and the recruiting agency that got the employee the job. Today the work was done 1.5 hours early ...
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Company that had acted suspiciously now wants my address for invoice. Should I push back or refuse?

A bit of a follow up to Got fired because someone slipped and was injured (in public) on something I was alleged to have been carrying A new company I did a few days worth of work for wants me to give ...
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Training went longer than expected due to equipment not working. Should I invoice the extra time? [closed]

I work as a contractor. The client provided me with specialized equipment. There was a training video conference call. In it, there were 2 instructors and about 3 or 4 other students. During the ...
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For small amounts of unexpected expenses, do contractors normally provide proof with invoices?

I was provided with equipment that started having issues charging. My manager told me to call the tech support line. The number was in a different country. I was charged about $15. The manager said if ...
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What are possible ways to speed up payment of invoices?

I've been doing multiple month-long contracts for a client as a software engineer, and the CEO is regularly late with payments despite me raising this concern. It's gotten to the point where I don't ...
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Does time spent setting up work environment count towards hours worked? [closed]

I recently started a job as a contractor. My boss wants a written daily report detailing what I will do today and what I did yesterday and how much time was spent on each item. The level of detail he ...
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Invoices (owed to me) always late; also late on deliverables (me to them); past monies disputes; being strongarmed

Let me expand on the title as it is directly relevant: I am 26 and this is my first contracting experience, being contracted by this company. The only stipulation is $70 an hour. This is in Australia,...
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Is it illegal to deny or charge customers for receipts? [closed]

I've had an unfortunate experience with a passive aggressive secretary who initially demanded payment when I presented her with a request for a digital record of my invoice/receipt history. I promptly ...
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Relationship with former colleagues

Recently I have been receiving private messages from two former colleagues whom I worked closely with while was working as an intern at my previous workplace. The first guy was my supervisor, he ...
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Invoices turned in after 30 days, 15% is withheld & after 60 days, not paid at all... is this LEGAL? [closed]

State agency is asserting that after an invoice from an Independent Contractor is turned in after 30 days 15% will be withheld from the total & after 60 days, not paid at all... is this even legal!...
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Interviewee is trying to charge me for his take-home test [closed]

I'm currently interviewing candidates for a back-end web development position. I ask them to perform some basic work (a real project, not a throwaway exercise) to get a sense for how they go about ...
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What if a company doesn't leave paperwork or invoice us for services? [closed]

We have used a service company for years (although I have only worked there about a year). I think they come for service about once a year. For some reason it looks like they not only stopped ...
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Customer pays in different currency than invoiced, leaves me with conversion fees [closed]

I generally invoice in Euros, and then accept international wire transfers fees that get deducted in transit. If the customer asks me to quote/invoice in their preferred currency that's fine. In this ...
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invoiced one company, got check from other company? how to rectify [closed]

I've just asked the client how they want to deal with this, but... I invoiced one company (client is affiliated with several related organizations... didn't respond to my request to make sure I was ...
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Former Client not answering my emails about invoice?

I had an agreement with a client to work full time with them for two months at a set hourly rate, and to send an invoice to them every month. For the first month, I sent the invoice and was paid after ...
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Client refusing invoices before the end of each month

I've found myself in an odd situation with a longstanding client that I personally don't have a precedent for, and I can't find one online either. I have been a contractor for a company in the UK for ...
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What does it mean when your invoice is immediately payable? [closed]

In the invoice, it says that the payment is divided into 2 stages: Upon the start of the project: 50% is immediately payable. After the end of the project: 50% is payable within 30 days. What does ...
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Best way to chase invoices on behalf of a deceased business owner?

My father ran a business and is now deceased. There are outstanding invoices that have been sent to clients awaiting payment. I've emailed the clients from my own email address stating I am acting on ...
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Company fault client not invoiced - to invoice arrears or not? [closed]

The hosting department in our agency has just realised that we have not invoiced a client for the hosting of their website ever (since we built and launched it in December 2011). It is only on shared ...
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Invoice for services as a contract employee

I recently graduated from graduate school and am currently working in a firm under a contract with a staffing agency. Technically, I would be considered a contract employee under the staffing agency ...
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What does "Approved By" mean on an invoice?

I am new in the professional word. I'm doing freelance work for an organization, and they need an invoice. All of the invoice templates I can find have this little box on them: And I am unsure of ...
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As a contractor Is it inappropriate to invoice meetings?

I'm a developer and i'm working on a particular php project. As a contractor, Is it inappropriate to bill for meeting time? Meetings that consist of clarifying scope and intent of work? Or is it not ...
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Boss Wants me to Write an Invoice?

I've been working at a place for over 6 months now, and my workplace has paid my hours with a government grant. Now they are eligible for up to 12 weeks more funding from another source, but it would ...
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