Withheld Translator's Fees to cover company's expenses for payment service?
Thread poster: Olivia Pope
Olivia Pope
Germany
English to German
May 11

Dear all,

I have a question, which I suppose is more of a legal matter.

Is it legitimate for a vendor to force translators into a certain payment method and then (without telling them so) withholding a part of the translator's fee to cover their own expenses towards that payment service?

I am of course aware that we can always say we don't work with them anymore.

My point is here, does a company not have the obligation to full disclosure of all costs to the translator BEFORE they transfer them to new payment methods with dodgy payment services, and not afterwards?


I would love your input.

Thank you in advance!




[Bearbeitet am 2017-05-11 12:50 GMT]


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Teresa Borges
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That's why... May 11

... my invoices say that I only accept payment by bank transfer net of all bank charges.

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Paulinho Fonseca  Identity Verified
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May 11



[Edited at 2017-05-11 11:36 GMT]


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Paulinho Fonseca  Identity Verified
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Fora do NDA ou outro documento formal que deixe claro qualqer tipo de dedução, prática é ilegal May 11

Onde está a linha central do assunto?

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writeaway  Identity Verified
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Afaik, this is an English-language forum May 11

Paulinho Fonseca wrote:

Onde está a linha central do assunto?


Not the Portuguese monolingual forum.


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Olivia Pope
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Sorry, guys, I'm new here... May 11

and not sure how the forum works, really.

But no, I don't speak any Portugese,


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