Put an hourly Enterprise contract on hold

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:

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

To restart billing on 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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