You can temporarily and immediately pause a contract to stop a freelancer from logging more hours or wait until you are ready to proceed with the next part of your project.

To pause the contract

  1. Go to Jobs  My Jobs and find the contract
  2. Click the (...) options menu choose Pause contract

To restart the contract

  1. Go to Jobs  My Jobs and find the contract
  2. Click the (...) options menu choose Restart

Important: Upwork Payroll contracts will always show as paused because they use a separate billing system.

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