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A job posting as a recruitment tool and not actual work through Upwork.

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Zach B Member Since: Apr 7, 2020
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Is it normal for a client to post a job, and instead of setting up freelance work through UpWork, they simply bring you on as a hourly employee with their company? This results in working as that company's employee and getting paid with no connection to UpWork. Does this violate any terms of service?

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Zach B wrote:

Is it normal for a client to post a job, and instead of setting up freelance work through UpWork, they simply bring you on as a hourly employee with their company? This results in working as that company's employee and getting paid with no connection to UpWork. Does this violate any terms of service?


Accepting payments off of the platform is a serious violation that will get your account permanently banned. So no, it's not normal, and it's most likely a scam. Flag the job as inappropriate and Upwork will look into it and refund your connects.

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Zach,

 

Could you please click on my name and send me a PM with more information about the job post you're referring to. I'll check that further and escalate accordingly.

 

Thank you.

~ Bojan
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