My question involves independent contractors in the state of: Texas
I am a Painting contractor and have been working for a home builder for over a year and i have contracts for each project. I submit draws each week to pay labor. over the past nine weeks they have shorted me on my draws with no explanation and last week they shorted a 1800.00 invoice to 950.00 which i was paid then four days later i received notice from my bank that there was a stop payment on the check. I have repeatedly tried to contact them with no success. Is it legal to stop payment on services rendered and do i have any recourse and can i put a lien on the property?