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I don't like to speak about money. I just like to work. I still believe in a relationship between good work and good compensation. Hence I don't want ask my employer about my compensations, actually they are asking me. So I created a liberal contract with unspecified salary-day -- I did not want to lose my rights to my own projects and I did not pay any attention to the salary-day.

  1. Now the firm said that they would have paid me 1 month earlier if I had provided a tax -paper. I provided it before the next payment -day (unspecified).

  2. During the next month, the co-employer pretty much blocks my working -- does not allow me to access working repository and the co-employer goes to cruise when we should finalize a project so I cannot do anything.

  3. Now the project is not finalized, the co-employer has apparently provided some false statements to the boss about my doings (not getting anything for one month's work and 1 month when the co-employer pretty much wasted just my time) -- I was only allowed to debug the code of my co-employer and not to do anything.

  4. I feel that co-employer did not allow me to work by purpose so that they have an excuse not to pay any salary.

The co-employer says that I cannot speak to the boss. The boss say that I need to speak directly to co-employer, not to him. I haven't said anything about the situation. I did not get things done because I was not allowed and now I am not even allowed to speak. Boss is the person who pays salaries. But both boss and co-employer have stages in the firm -- I think co-employer and boss are the same person pretty much, they created a theatre so that they get almost 2 month's work for free.

Now I have multiple ideas how to avoid this kind of situations in the future:

  1. specify the salary day

  2. make sure you can speak directly to the manager and the boss, not through middle-hand

  3. other?

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this isn't really anything to do with programming, is it? –  TZHX Sep 11 '12 at 6:41
What do you mean by a "salary-day"? If you are freelancing, you are not getting paid a salary. Normally in your contract, you would specify something like net 15 or net 30 billing, meaning you would be paid 15 days or 30 days after submitting an invoice. It is up to you to submit your invoices on time in order to get paid in a timely manner. –  tcrosley Sep 11 '12 at 7:24
You potentially have a valid, on-topic freelance question in here, but your question needs to be revised in order to make it more applicable to P.SE. –  GlenH7 Sep 11 '12 at 13:46

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I do find your question somewhat confusing. But ultimately the answer to this question depends on legislation in the country where you currently work.

However, if you feel that your client is actively preventing you from getting the compensation that you have coming, then I would suggest you seek qualified legal council from a lawyer.

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