After you agree on the scope of a project, sign a contract and complete the work, you have a fair expectation to be paid based on the terms of the agreement. Sadly, this is not always the case. In many cases, the people who hired you to complete a job don’t prioritize your payment.
No matter what excuses an owner, developer or manager uses, you have the right to compensation for your work. And regardless of whether you are based in New York or New Jersey, the law protects you.