My question involves independent contractors in the state of: North Carolina
I am an IC, without a contract in place, that does work for a company/client in their office. After reading postings on this forum I realize I may have been miscategorized, but that's not my issue. My issue is, recently I was required to assist at a weekend conference (Fri through Sunday) held by said company at a hotel. My work schedule is always Mon-Friday. I was required to stay overnight Fri & Sat at the hotel to assist. Said company paid for my stay. Prior to the event, we did not discuss how I would be paid for the weekend.
My question is, without an agreement and these duties being outside of my normal duties, how am I compensated? Am I paid for every hour I am there (ie. Fri 5:00pm - Sunday 1:30pm) or only for hours in which I was actively performing company duties?
I realize it would normally be best to discuss this with the client. However, our relationship soured, I was informed my employment was terminated and I wish to have as minimal conversation as possible with the client. I just want to receive proper compensation and move on.
Thanks for your help.