Simple enough: Max Beno and JR Media Services tell vendors that they pay according to a "net 30" policy. However, in the nearly one year that I have been doing subcontractor work for this company, I have been paid on an invoice within 30 days very, very rarely. At the moment, I have 11 invoices past due, most of which are 40+ days late. They total $2,529.10 of the $3,963.10 that the company currently owes me. I have no reason to believe any of it will be paid on time.
When confronted with these issues, JR Media Services, and particularly Max Beno, have a number of tactics. First, it was illuminating me on "net 30" policy (because I had expected immediate payment). Then, when payments didn't arrive within the promised 30 days, or anywhere near it, and I complained about it, Beno contacted me via phone and proceeded to condescend to me.
I was informed that I obviously don't understand what it means to be an independent contractor, and that it was "ridiculous" that I would assume any payment would actually be in my hands on day 30. I encourage Beno to actually look up any net 30 policy and find that he's completely wrong about this claim. The third tactic, and the one I'm dealing with now, is to just ignore the one complaining.
Legal action is my next step, but I want everyone to know that when you are considering working for JR Media Services and you Google it and find that the first results are from this site and another that claims essentially the same thing, you should not ignore those red flags as I did. This company is horribly run; I have not encountered one competent person there, and I fully expect that it will take legal action for me to get any of my remaining payments.