If I’m an independent contractor for a medical transcription company, how can I collect what I am owed?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

If I’m an independent contractor for a medical transcription company, how can I collect what I am owed?

The company is an LLC and is basically a 1-man show. I am owed almost $1700 (from 1 medical office; this is not the total of what the company owes me at this point) but the office that I was contracted for decided 3months ago that they were no longer in need of the company’s services. I am still waiting to get paid the outstanding balance. My company contacted me (via telephone) last week to let me know that the medical office is going bankrupt and has agreed to settle the company invoice for half of the total. My company told me that I would have to settle for half of the pay I am owed or that I would not be paid at all. Is there anything I can do to get paid?

Asked on November 3, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can sue them. The company's difficulties with being paid do not absolve it of its duties to pay you for all work done; even if not paid by their client, they have to pay you, unless your contract said that your pay was dependent on what they collected (or something similar). If that was not the agreement under which you were working, you could sue the LLC for full pay. To win, you'd have to show in court (such as time sheets, emails, text messages, your testimony, etc.) that you did so many hours or days or work and you were supposed to be paid a certain amount for it.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption