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 and find the contract to pause.
  2. Click the Actions button and choose Pause.

To restart the contract

  1. Go to Jobs and find the paused contract.
  2. Click the Actions button and choose Restart.

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

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