Q: I'm a 1099 contractor of service, I recently refused to sign a non compete, now client refuses to pay. What can I do?
I'm a independent contractor working for a cleaning service for the past 3 months. The owner of cleaning service has paid me every Saturday for work completed. However, they just recently asked me to sign a non compete. I politely declined and resigned from my services. Now the owner is refusing to pay the outstanding services earned. ( unless I sign the non compete.) They claim their attorney advised them to withhold my check. What are my options and what fees can I expect for counsel. Thank you
A: This is a concern. You worked the hours in question and the non-comp was not a part of the agreement.
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