San Bernardino, CA asked in Business Law and Contracts for California

Q: Does a company have to pay a contracted employee if the company releases them from their contract?

The terms of the contract were for a multi-year deal to perform continuously for 750,000$ spread out monthly over 2 years. The "employee" in this case is listed as an independent contractor

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Nathan Wirtschafter
Nathan Wirtschafter
  • Encino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There is not enough information posted to answer the question. The IC's rights and obligations are governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement, as well as the performance of the contract. You should: (1) gather all the relevant documents, including: contract, communications concerning the contract and termination information; (2) prepare a short chronology of the course of dealings between the parties; and (3) have these materials reviewed by an attorney.

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