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At termination, can companies compensate vacation days with vacation pay at less than fair value?

Being let go, I have 15 days vacation accrued. They want to pay: salary × 15 days / 365 days = 4.1% of salary But suppose someone accrues 260 days of vacation, this corresponds to 52 weeks of 5 ...
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Taxes for “on the job” training for non U.S. Citizens and the W-8BEN

The Story: Two years ago two students from Germany went to U.S. to recieve a 4.5 months long "on the job" training at an international company. They each get a monthly allowance of 850$ via checks. ...
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Can I pay a non-USA resident in stock?

I have a private C-corp company. I have a guy in Australia who is doing some work for me soon as a contractor. Is it possible to pay him in stock in my US based company? If so, is there anything ...
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If I have stock that is unregistered at the time of a company buyout does my stock automatically register?

I was a contractor for a small public company for which I received stock compensation. There is a fee to register the stock so I am waiting to see if the stock ends up being worth anything before ...
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Accounting for monthly vested stock options as compenstation in GnuCash

I am working for a company that has recently gone public. Now I see a monthly accumulation of options vesting every month. I would like to account for these options as compensation in my accounts. ...
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How can a foreigner cash an American cheque in the US?

What is the best way to cash a cheque I have received as compensation? We are from Britain.
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Another word for this kind of 'Corporate Bond'?

I'm currently working at a company that was acquired in the not too distant past. The company is still relatively small and still has a "start-up" mentality in a lot of ways, for better or for worse. ...
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If a company offers compensation in the form of stock how would I calculate the offering?

I haven't recieved an offer like this but I've heard of them especially in start-ups. I like the idea of working for a start-up and am applying for software development positions in a few. So lets ...
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I may have made an ineligible contribution to a Roth IRA. What should I do?

Early this year (before mid-April) I received in excess of $11,000 in taxable inheritance income. The income was distributed from several annuities. I deposited $5,500 into a Roth IRA for the 2016 tax ...
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How do I compare two salary offers with and without benefits?

Can you please help me with the following reasoning? case A) Full time (W-2) employee, in IL state, with gross salary: 140k 140k divided by 2080 gives ~ $67/hr gross. In this case benefits are ...
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Can I reject a compensation voucher for a cash refund (partial or full)? [closed]

I went on a day-trip to the U.K today, and went to a cinema. I paid for 3D but unfortunately the 3D projector wasn't working so it was shown in 2D instead; when I exited, I was given a voucher that ...
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How do I estimate the value of employer-provided job benefits, for comparing compensation?

I'm trying to put a number on the benefits (health insurance, dental insurance, 401k match, etc). that my job provides. I'm looking at a career move and would like a total compensation number for ...
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What exactly is a “bad,” “standard,” or “good” annual raise? If I am told a hard percentage and don't get it, should I look elsewhere?

Is there a percentage threshold for a hypothetical "bad," "standard," or "good" annual raise? I supposed a bad raise would be no raise at all and I hear a typical raise is around 3%, which barely ...
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Understanding highly compensated employees within 401ks

Within a 401k plan, there is a term called Highly Compensated Employee (HCE). It looks like anyone is considered an HCE if they make $120k+ (in 2016) and/or has 5% company ownership. I have had a ...
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FSCS limits and offset savings accounts

The UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) covers up to £75000 per person per bank entity. If one owes the same bank money in the form of a debt or a mortgage, would this affect the limit? ...
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Filing 83(b) election as an international consultant?

I recently went from being an employee in a US company (while being in the US) to being a consultant for the same company (while working abroad in my home country of India). As part of my new ...
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Approximate IT company valuation (to proximate stock options value)

As part of my offer package I'm offered stock options in a private company that was self sufficient for 8 years and almost didn't take any funding. For the last 3-4 years revenue numbers have been ...
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Why do companies award stock as opposed to cash?

Why do some companies award stock as opposed to cash? Specifically, I'm speaking about unrestricted stock awards that can be sold immediately or held indefinitely. This is basically a cash award --- ...
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Info about managment compansation schemes in publicly traded companies

How or where could I find info about publicly traded companies about how stock owner friendly their compensation schemes are for their board and officers? I would like this info as a part of my ...
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How much should I charge a U.S. company for IT work I'll do remotely from Canada?

I'm currently living in Canada. I have very nice job and I'm happy with it. My previous company in the U.S. contacted me and they want to hire me as a 1099 (independent contractor) working remotely. ...
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Equity As Part of Compensation

If a private (one owner) LLC that was recently acquired by a private investment company offers "a grant of employee incentive equity in the company in the form of Class M units representing x.xx% of ...
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Tax implications for receiving a car as compensation for work

For a few months in 2014, I was working with an early stage start up and they weren't able to compensate me in any way except the promise of equity when we started. A month in to my tenure with them, ...
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How to evaluate annual leave amount when comparing jobs?

I am in a fortunate position of having tonnes of holidays in my present job. I am looking at another position with 5 fewer days, and less flexibility in when you take them. I have been trying to ...
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How are the $1 salaries that CEOs sometimes take considered legal?

I have been reading about various CEOs taking a $1 salary; typically they also take some from of alternate compensation, e.g. stock options. However, very rarely one will take a $1 salary with no ...
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How can I estimate the value of private stock behind employee stock options?

I'm considering an offer with generous options. I have pretty high risk tolerance, so I'm just trying to estimate the expected value of the options. To the extent possible, I want to base this on the ...
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Was offered higher salary “later”, do I push for “sooner”?

At company X, I was offered a job at "The new office", A, which "We will be opening soon". The manager of the "new office" resigned, office A did not materialize. While a replacement for the manager ...
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What options exists if your wife's employer doesn't cover any type of maternity leave?

Recently I discovered that not all employers will cover maternity leave. Many will allow an expectant female to leave for a period of time, but it will be under a leave without pay license. Aside ...
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How to determine contractor hourly rate and employee salary equivalents?

I am aware of the general differences between being an employee and being an independent contractor. However, I am unable to easily compare the two when it comes to after-tax compensation. Company A:...
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Put a dollar value on pensions?

A friend of mine who works in another state is advertising help wanted. I'm slowly improving my personal finance techniques, and it seems like this is a good month to look at total compensation and ...
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Benefits of Purchasing Company Stock at a Discount

The public company I work for offers a stock purchase plan at a 15% discount. There is an annual limit to how much each employee can purchase at the discounted rate. To keep things simple assume: ...
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Is working on a W2 basis, with benefits paid to me, a good idea?

My prospective employer (a consultancy service) gave me 3 options: signing on as 1099, W2 w/ benefits or W2 all inclusive. The "all inclusive" option means that my benefits are paid in my paycheck ...
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Which is more beneficial, tax-wise, vacation/holiday time-off, or a higher salary?

As part of recent contract negotiations between a contractor and a hiring corporation in Canada, I've seen an offer to replace expected vacation and holiday payments with an increased hourly rate. ...
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I run my own nonprofit corporation. Should I pay myself as a contractor or an employee?

I started a run my own nonprofit corporation. We have a board of directors and my title is executive director, founder, and am on the board. We have been completely volunteer staffed including ...
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Cashing in unused holiday days when leaving a job: how not to get ripped off? [UK]

If you leave your job, and have several days holiday left, how can you be sure to get them? For example, you have a 1 months notice period, and you have 15 days holiday left, you probably can't use ...
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When changing jobs, how can you protect yourself?

Say you have a job, its pretty stable but you want to move on up, so you apply for another one. You do well at the interview, and are offered the job, so you hand your notice in. In the last week of ...
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Are all financial advisors compensated in the same way?

I'm considering using one, now that I see how complex personal finance is :) but I'd like to find one whose motives I wouldn't have to question.
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When negotiating a compensation package with a prospective new employer, how can I determine what element is worth more?

i.e. is there a way to "normalize" value and future-value of compensation components such as: annual bonus, commission, pension contribution, health benefits, vacation days, company car, etc. so that ...