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Lower withholding based on my calculations. How to get employer to change withheld amount?

My employer will withhold taxes from my paycheck as if I have been working at a particular salary range all year. Basically: pay period = (base salary / 2080 hours) * 80, and taking all taxes as a ...
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Hiring a teenager as a household employee

What am I required to do if I hire a 14-year-old for household work? Any generic information is welcome, but I'm in New York State. Here are some things that come to mind: Do I need to have the ...
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FHA Loan - Less than 2 years employment history

Background: I & the wife are looking to buy a house priced at $250k via an FHA loan. One of the requirements for the loan is that we have a 2 year continuous employment. I have a 1 year gap in ...
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Can a recruiting agency demand information to file an I-9 before I have a job?

I was contacted by a recruitment agency over the phone and we decided to meet in person before they search for a job for me. They sent me an email asking me to bring a driver's license or US Passport ...
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Does your employer have to hold back taxes on your paycheque?

I've been looking at ways to increase the amount of liquidity that I have on a day-to-day basis, and notice that I have quite a fair amount of my bi-weekly pay cheque going right to taxes that I'm ...
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I'm about to be offered equity by my employer. What should I expect?

I'm not expecting to potentially be screwed over in any way (this is being given to me alongside a raise and a promotion so it's more of a cherry on top.) I was told in passing that I'll be vested at ...
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For the first time in my life, I'm going to be making real money…what should I do with it?

So I'm a college junior taking on my first actual paying internship this summer. I'll be making between $3000-$5000 a month. I know NOTHING about investing money, or what I should do with money ...
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Biweekly Paycheck

Is it legal to get paid for the previous two weeks all the time. For example for your paycheck for may 15 will be for April 15 thru the April 30?
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What happens to CPP/EI when you change employer?

What happens to your CPP/EI contributions when you change jobs? Is your portion of the contribution carried over to the new employer? Are there any taxes involved?
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Changing jobs as a strategy to build a good income?

In most professions, it seems that when you change jobs, you are eligible for a pay hike (at least up to a certain ceiling amount). My questions are: Is this a viable long term strategy to become ...
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What economic growth rate is required to halve U.S. unemployment?

I've just completed a consulting project in South Africa looking at various economic inputs required to reduce their 25-35% level of unemployment. It is estimated that for every 1% of new jobs ...
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Quit my job: What can/should I do with funds in previous employer's 401(k) plan?

I recently changed jobs, and my previous employer offered a 401k. I know I can roll that money into an IRA. Before I do anything, I would like to understand what options I have, and which option is ...
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What questions to ask a prospective employer when receiving a job offer?

What questions to ask a prospective employer when receiving a job offer?
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Why do consultants or contractors make more money than employees?

Why do consultants or contractors make more money than employees?
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In the U.S., do you get paid for vacation days untaken when you leave a job?

In the U.S., do you get paid for vacation days untaken when you leave a job?
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On Canadian Employment Insurance (EI) do you have to wait 2 weeks for benefits due to a surgery?

I have to go on Employment Insurance (EI) because I am having surgery and was wondering if I still have to wait the 2 week waiting period they make you wait until you can receive benefits or do they ...
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Can my employer increase my hours without increasing my salary?

Can my employer increase my hours without increasing my salary?
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Can I ask my employer if I can work as a contractor instead of an employee?

Can I ask my employer if I can work as a contractor instead of an employee?
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Can I deduct equipment that I'm required to purchase by my employer?

If my employer requires that I own a laptop and other computer equipment, but does not provide them, am I able to deduct the expense of purchasing the equipment? I know that I definitely would deduct ...
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How to Transition From Employee to Employer?

I know Making the transition from employee to employer requires financial stability, a good business plan, self-confidence and a lot of discipline. But i am looking for some instructions/tips from ...
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Is it legal to hire people to generate traffic on a website?

Why do websites need to do that? It's all written in the title. Thanks in advance for any information on this.
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Offered a job: Should I go as consultant / independent contractor, or employee?

Two partners started a business, and it's grown pretty big (comparatively). Now they've asked me to be the CTO, and I've determined it's a good position for me to take. I'll be getting 90% of my ...
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How important is disability insurance, e.g. long-term, LTD? Employer offers none

How important is it to have disability insurance? My employer does not provide it. I work in the web development business.
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There have been many studies on the differences in earning-power between men and women. Have similar studies been done for race, religion or sexual orientation?

I'm curious to know if there are similar biases in the workplace - if anyone's dared to document it.
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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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Do there exist legitimate Work-from-Home job opportunities? Is there a website that lists them?

I'd like the ability to supplement my income when I need to, and a job that I can do remotely from home is ideal. Surely in this era of "going green" and "reducing our carbon footprint" there exist ...
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What are the risks & rewards of being a self-employed independent contractor / consultant vs. being a permanent employee?

What are the risks & rewards of being a self-employed independent contractor / consultant vs. being a permanent employee? Note: I am, in fact, a self-employed independent consultant, and I often ...
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How much would be a fair raise or salary increase to ask for at work?

I have not got a raise at work for some time - almost two years - and I think I am due. I did not ask during the crisis because other companies were laying off, etc. Mine didn't lay off, we actually ...
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I'm currently unemployed and have been offered a contract position. Do I need to incorporate myself? How do I do it?

I'm sure there are tax implications, and other things to consider. I don't know where to start.