I am a freelancer living outside Australia.mI am owed money by an Australian resident for the project I had done for him through a website online. The employer DEAN EGAN is the founder and CEO of an online company NLP Success Coach, (the same company had hired me to work on compilation of an ebook which took me about 2 months worth of design and formating work). The company had a proper website by the same domain name but it has been shut done recently.
Unfortunately, the employer has defaulted payments for about 4 months now.
Email records of what was the work that was required to be done, the pay rate, the deadline, employer satisfaction, etc every thing is with me as reference and proof. Contact details are also available with me including contact number and email. My personal requests to the employer to pay me have been discourteously turned down more than 7 times over the last four months. Now I want to take up legal action against the employer to recover my dues.
Is there a way to help me out in this situation?
Heh, NLP Success Coach failed to make a success for himself.
If you worked through a freelance website and didn’t set up a milestone payment, or a fair-play payment or an advance payment and Agreed to perform your duties as a freelancer thought the freelance website, especially if you were working through GAF/freelancer.com for instance, they would trace your payment. However, legally speaking, if the company has bankrupt, there will be no payment unless it was insured.
I am more then sure, that the NLP success coach was trying to save his business and the designs you did for him was his last hope, it didn’t work so he went bankrupt.