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Mike Friedman frimicc at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 10:24:46 PST 2015

IANAL, but if it's a decent amount of money, you should probably get one. 

Personally, I wouldn't stop at emailing to ask for payment of your invoice. Phone calls are more forceful and letters through the mail, with copies that you keep as a record, are even better. Be sure not to threaten him with disclosure of his activities or you could be in legal trouble for slander. (Even if you're in the right. The law is very definitely on the side of the employer in this sort of case.)

I agree that "outing" him in a public forum probably won't help either your reputation or get you your money. It'd feel good for a little bit, but is likely not worth it in the end. 

As with any other contract dispute, a lawyer is going to be your best next option here.

I'm sorry this happened to you and even more sorry that our culture today won't let you give him the public shaming he may deserve. :-( I hope you can at least get paid, though. 

Best of luck!
-- Michael Friedman
Michael Friedman
frimicc at gmail.com

> On Feb 14, 2015, at 1:52 PM, Lyra Silvertongue <lyraslvrtnge at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys, im just looking for a little advice.  I recently did a very short contract for a company with a really unsavory character as its C.O. .  Not only was he really unprofessional in his behavior but after the contract was ended and I asked about my last invoice I got complete silence.  I have sent a few emails including one with the invoice and have gotten nothing back.  Im unsure how to proceed if he wont pay me.  I feel like I cant  put the word out either as it would only reflect poorly on me as he is well known in the perl world.  But because of his behavior I worry that I cant have been the only one this has happened to.  Any advice?
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