You can temporarily and immediately pause billing on a contract on Upwork 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 billing on a contract:
- Go to Jobs and find the contract to pause.
- Click the Actions button and choose Pause.
To restart billing on the contract:
- Go to Jobs and find the paused contract.
- Click the Actions button and choose Restart.
Important: Upwork Payroll contracts will always show as paused because they use a separate billing system.