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How long did he work there for?
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Did he work the hours in question?
And what do you accept owing?
Yes, you are liable even without an invoice and you are certainly liable to pay for the hours he did work.
The fact that you weren't happy with him does not mean that you can avoid payment I'm afraid.
Negligence is an entirely different issue which may give rise to a claim but it doesn't mean you don't have to pay for hours worked.
Sorry if that is bad news.
Can I clarify anything for you?
You are perfectly entitled to ask for one but it doesn't release you from liability if he doesn't provide one.
You are liable to pay him for the work he has done.
If you deduct for anything at all he could sue.
The offer of a receipt is perfectly reasonable.
well, you would have a claim in negligence.
But you cannot just deduct from wages.
You would have to sue at the small claims court.