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Contracts and getting paid

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by SnowIsGood, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. SnowIsGood

    SnowIsGood Junior Member
    from eastern
    Messages: 14

    We all need to be very careful when expecting another Snow Management company to pay us. This is where we need to be proactive and make sure you are dealing with a reputable firm. Don't be afraid to call industry memberships for referrals and check with your local court house prothonotary's office -it's free and they will let you know if company you are going to work for has any judgements, liens or current suits against them. Unfortunately, just because a snow removal place may be large, it does not mean you will get paid. I have witnessed a few horror stories about contractors working on corporate accounts for snow removal places and simply not pay the guy doing the work - even though they (the snow removal place) have been paid. Becareful. It may take a little extra time to check into a company but it is well worth your while. No contract is worth what is says if they don't pay/honor it. If you are on the end of a "bad contract" (you doing the work and not getting paid) don't be afraid to contact a lawyer or your state Attorney General office (that's free). Have a Great Snow Season everyone!