No matter what we work as and where we work there are times wherein we come across problems related to payment issues. It could be boss - employee payment problems or even worse payment problems between companies working together on a single project.
For boss - employee payment issues there are already plenty of schemes in place. However, when it comes to payment between different companies this matter needs a legal system in order to be solved. Therefore, the government of most countries has come up with a scheme termed "Security of Payment".
There are plenty of "securities of payment schemes" under different security of payment acts for issues related to the construction and building industry as this is the main sector where problems arise.
Benefits of these schemes
There are plenty of benefits that you would be able to avail from these schemes and one of the main one's is that of increasing the flow of cash. You would be able to receive quick, cheap and non-legalistic solutions for all your disputes and therefore you would spend less time fighting and more time constructing. The process followed is termed as adjudication and it's sought of a judicial system which isn't an actual part of the judiciary.
How it works
The process of adjudication is carried out by accredited adjudicators. They decide how much of the claim needs to be released and whether it's payable to the party who's filing for the claim or not. The adjudicator is selected by the ANA (Authorized nominating authority) and its they who manage this process on behalf of the government.
Main parts of the scheme:
There are a few things that you should know related to the scheme before you think of signing up:
· Written as well as verbal arguments and contracts are covered and this is a boon for the construction industry and both parties involved.
· Clauses such as "Payment will be released when paid" and "if paid" are not taken into consideration. So, if you're hired you must get paid and it's irrespective of whether or not the party who hired you gets paid.
· If at all the contract is not framed well, they would go through it and see what best could be done out of the current event of circumstances.
Therefore, if you work in the construction industry go ahead and get yourself signed up as these schemes are definitely made for your benefit.