Palm Coast, FL asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Small Claims for Florida

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

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin Sanderson
Kevin Sanderson
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

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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