I am self employed as an owner operator of an 18 wheeler and was not paid for a job?

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I am self employed as an owner operator of an 18 wheeler and was not paid for a job?

I have a signed trip lease agreement with an agent for a trucking company. I worked a full week and earned $1200 and they are not paying me. What can I do about this. The agent that signed the trip lease agreement said that their corporate office is not paying for the loads I moved because I was not approved by them but the agent signed my agreement for those loads. I keep hearing excuse after excuse on why they can’t pay me. Is there any legal action that I can take?

Asked on March 21, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you are to be paid for your profit and costs. You need to understand that this company hired an agent and the agent signed the lease agreement. You need to sue both the company and the agent and contact the insurance company and explain you need to be paid. You may need to contact your insurance company and see if it offers legal representation for you or if you can file a claim with it for monies owed.


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