We’ve heard your requests for employer verification, which is why we’re happy to announce that on Oct. 12th, we’re introducing verified payment methods. Look for the blue “verified” icon on jobs to identify employers who have a verified payment method on file. Your invoices for these jobs will be automatically funded and paid through invoice auto-pay.
Working with an employer who has a verified payment method benefits you in 3 big ways:
1. Identify Serious Employers
While viewing a job posting, you can immediately tell which employers intend to pay for the work you do. If you choose to work with an employer who doesn’t have a verified payment method, protect yourself by asking them to fund SafePay by wire transfer or check before you start.
2. Automatic SafePay Funding
As soon as an agreement-based invoice is created, we automatically charge the employer’s verified payment method. This will ensure that there are enough funds in SafePay to be paid to you at the agreed upon time.
3. Automatic Invoice Payment
When an invoice is due, if you chose not to require a minimum SafePay balance or there aren’t enough funds in SafePay, we’ll automatically charge the employer’s verified payment method to pay it in full. Note: It’s best to ask employers to fund SafePay before starting work, even when they have a verified payment method. This ensures that we have the money up front rather than having to wait until an invoice is due to check that the funds are available. Keep an eye out for verified payment methods, and if you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to post them to the Guru Answers community.