If contracted to one employer as an independent contractor, what rights do you have when that employer does not pay you for work done, There is no written contract only a verbal agreement to permanently do work for that one employer, with at least 120 hours per month. There was a verbal agreement on salary per month and an per hour rate. Been employed by this one employer for more than 4 months, example: Agreed salary was a bic of 20k, with an increased amount of 2.5k every month to get to the goal of 30k as promised within 6 months. First month increased happened, but month after it just stopped.... Total hours per month worked was more than 150hours, and at the end of month 4 services was just terminated, with reason that he cant afford me anymore. After all the work has been done? So what rights do I have to get compensated in this regard?