I have started a small unit of medical transcripttion in April of this year. The client i have been working for is in Hyderabad and I am situated in Pune, there had been no contracts in between us. Initially, there were no conditions kept by the client, but last month they started putting on some conditions which we could not meet and they suddenly pulled up the work and said they will not pay us. Two months payment is pending with them and 5 people have worked hard for the same. Can anyone help me out how to get my payment from them.
Agreed there is no specific contract between you. But there may be several correpondences between you (email etc.) about the work being entrusted to you and you sending the completed work etc. On that basis, you can prefer a suit for realising the amount due to you. But it will definitely call for engaging a lawyer and consequential expenses that goes with it. Consult a local lawyer with all materials / documents that you have.
You may claim that being the agent, the payment (wages) to the persons engaged are to be paid and the responsibility rests upon the company who assigned the job. Issue a notice jointly signed by all members and if the company fails, let the persons claim their payment against the company through the labour department!