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Rob Vargas
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@mrpenman:

Aren’t they liable to pay me for the hours I’ve worked for?

Yeah, maybe.

And…?

From the sounds of things, the only way to make that clear is to take them to court and get a judgment in your favor. How much will that cost?

And even if you get that judgment, then what? They haven’t paid you so far. So how do you collect? That, too, will cost.

You may be right and still never see a penny. In fact, it’s entirely possible that the act of getting that money you’re owed might cost you more than the money itself.

This is one of the harsh realities of online jobs and of being a contractor. You have rights, but you are the one that has to assert and act on them. No one’s going to do it for you. And, like any other action as an independent worker, that costs. If this “enterprise” is what we think it is, they count on that being too bothersome for anyone to pursue it.

It’s well beyond time that you cut your losses. You do have rights here. As @ostarella said, you’re best off seeking legal counsel on that. But if you decide to go forward with this, it’s going to require money. It’s up to you to decide if you’re better off parting ways with this, or with getting what you believe you have coming to you.