I started working with the guy in November, and have yet to see my first payment. I know he's good for it because a mutual contact referred me. The first check was "lost in the mail" by the person who handles his payments; that was two weeks ago.
I have just started out on my own, he knows that, and it's beginning to sour my view of him as a client (and as a person).
Any suggestions for how to handle this without the whole thing going south?