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    I disagree, let the agent try it on, then tell them that since they are making these claims about client payments, you will present their claims to the client. If the client agrees that they signed the timesheets in error, then you go after the client. If the client denies all knowledge, then they won't use the lying scum agent ever again.
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    In future, I would include additional text on the timesheet along the lines of "I confirm that the hours detailed above have been worked to our satisfaction and agree that <clientco> can be invoiced for at the agreed rate"

    An agency I used years ago had it on their timesheet but I can't find a copy of it anywhere to give you the exact wording.
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    I'd tell them to foxtrot oscar unless they had irrefutable proof I wasnt on site on the day in question because I know I was.

    Obviously, if I wasnt on site, I wouldnt have claimed the day as Im meticulous in my record keeping.

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    In this case, what would the situation be if you asked the client to provide a source control log (assuming you are a dev). If they refuse can that work in your favour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    Finished up in a gig back in July & last week was contacted by the agent claiming that I've been paid for a day I didn't work in the final week.

    Timesheet was approved & I was paid for the 5 days that I worked. According to the agent, they later decided that I'd billed for a day that I didn't work and claimed the money back from the agent. Now he wants me to cough up.

    Where do I stand legally here because it seems it's going to come down to my word against theirs. Once a timeshet has been signed off, are they legally obliged to pay up regardless?
    No, If it's true, the client should pay attention what they are signing. The agency should be defending you in this case but unfortunately, they passed the hot potato to you. They are useless.

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