Assero Payment Problems
So I have done work for Assero for about 3 years in Pennsylvania. Every once in a while, I come into conflict with debris amounts. In these cases, they usually get more out of me than I want to give, but bite the bullet to keep the work flowing. It usually irritates more than it inflicts damage. I did have someone from Assero admit off the record that they purposely reject and deny payment hoping that the vendor won't bother to monitor or will lose patience in the process. All extra profit for them.
So last month I completed a 92 cyd trash out. They pre-approved 85 cyds, but they Rep processed for 40 cyds. He said he couldn't make sense of the photos. Visneta is infamous for mixing up photos. I purposely process my trailer photos separately and all under the after photos so they stay in order. Whatever. He sent me another order and said that it was much clearer now. Despite weeks of follow up emails, there was not change to the invoice. Now that the monthly invoice is due I have been disputing daily and was able to speak with the Representative. He said he would look into it. They just increased it to 46 cyds. Wow!
So bottom line: What are the options? I have never done a mechanics lien. Is there a step by step guide somewhere? How successful are liens in collecting the money? I am moving out of the business, but I cannot afford take a hit like this on my way out.