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Handling waitress unclaimed pay from three years ago

You (or whoever is responsible for that) look into the old books to see if the payslips were paid out. There should also be a folder with old payslips where the ones in question should be missing. ...
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Is being asked to pay for business supplies via Bitcoin an employment scam?

This is scam. Companies do not offer jobs without qualifications. Plus asking you to pay by bitcoin is scam and can't be traced. Even bank transactions are difficult to recover. Don't transfer ...
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Company stopped paying my salary. What are my options?

If it was me, I would count the bonus lost. You need money to live, and they are not paying you so the answer is obvious: seek another job (or three). I'd have a chat with your manager about you ...
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Employer asking for online access to bank account - Is this a scam?

In the United States, an employer is required to verify identity and citizenship as part of the hiring process. The way that they do that is that they ask for documents. There are three lists. One ...
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Handling waitress unclaimed pay from three years ago

Talk to the owner or the manager. You don't want to be responsible for paying money for a payslip that already has been paid. As you have noted this is highly unusual for somebody to hold onto these ...
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Why does a US company need to know the location of their employees for tax purposes?

In addition to the information in Andrew Timpson's answer, it is important to understand that the information is critical for the employer itself. A company with even one employee in another state is ...
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Company stopped paying my salary. What are my options?

Not paying your salary is a form is constructive dismissal. That is grounds for filing an unemployment claim — possibly the fastest way to get money for paying bills that doesn't put you into further ...
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Why does a US company need to know the location of their employees for tax purposes?

US employees are taxed based on where the work occurs. Each state has its own tax rate, and in some cases individual cities have income taxes as well. Companies need to know where their employees are ...
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Is it legal for a minor to be hired by a college to take notes for students with accessibility difficulties?

There shouldn’t be any issue with you doing this as a minor. Because they have asked you to fill out a W-9 form, you know that they intend to pay you as an independent contractor, not an employee of ...
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Employer asking for online access to bank account - Is this a scam?

An employer has absolutely no business in looking at the private bank accounts of their employees. Even suggesting this is a pretty outrageous demand. Maybe it's a misunderstanding and the account he ...
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How can I sell my shares in a privately-owned company I used to be employed by?

No, private companies have no obligation to help you sell their shares. It may not be legal, but there is very little you can do short of suing the company. Great article about this from the Wall ...
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Must a company have a specific number of employees to do an IPO?

While there is no legal reason to have a minimum number of employees, there can be a practical reason. They want to look like a good solid investment so that investors will give them money, which ...
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Company stopped paying my salary. What are my options?

My fear is if I resign I will not get paid my salary or my bonus. You will almost certainly get paid your salary up through the time you stop working. You might need to have a lawyer fetch it for ...
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Employer asking for online access to bank account - Is this a scam?

This is 100% a scam This is how it works: You recently got a job online, as an "assistant". You don't know your employer personally (you say he "looks reputable" which means nothing), you've never ...
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Must a company have a specific number of employees to do an IPO?

No, there is no minimum employee limit in order for a company to initiate an initial public offering.
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How do some companies allow some of/all their employees to work remotely from a tax standpoint?

There are several ways to handle the situation. First, if the employer is large enough (not necessarily Google size, but just large enough) and already doing business in several locations, adding ...
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How can I sell my shares in a privately-owned company I used to be employed by?

The company going public is probably your best chance of being able to sell your shares. Therefore, your first job should probably be to try and see if there are any indicators that this might still ...
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I feel I'm not getting paid completely. Do these numbers add up?

The statement suggests that you worked 114.13 hours this pay period, not the amount you suggest (68.23+37.9+8). So that could be the discrepancy in yours and your employer's calculation. It looks ...
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When does it make financial sense to take advantage of employer's tuition reimbursement program?

If you have decided to do the degree, and are simply deciding whether to accept employer funding for it or not, take the funding. I see no difference between "my employer doesn't pay my tuition" and "...
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Company stopped paying my salary. What are my options?

When you work for a company, there are a lot of expectations of you: prompt attendance, follow instructions, accept criticism, handle all the work stress, and all the things that go with good ...
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Why does a US company need to know the location of their employees for tax purposes?

Although it doesn't answer your literal question I think it is important to note that in the specific example you are citing, Facebook wants to adjust/lower the salary of an employee according to the ...
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Why is tax being paid on my salary multiple times?

Businesses do not pay income tax on money that they pay out as salary to their employees. Businesses generally only pay income tax on profit. Profit is the money that comes in (revenue) minus the ...
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Laid off. Had FSA overages that I wasn't aware of. Can they collect?

Possibility 1: Reimbursement exceeds contributions You elect to contribute $1,200 to the FSA ($100 a month). In February, you submit $2,000 worth of expenses. You are reimbursed $1,200. In March, ...
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Laid off. Had FSA overages that I wasn't aware of. Can they collect?

It depends on what you mean by “overages.” FSA plans have a feature called “uniform coverage.” When you sign up for the plan with your employer, you are signing up for coverage up to a certain dollar ...
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How to value a bonus when evaluating a job offer?

I see four key differences. Usually a bonus is paid as a lump sum at the end of the year -- maybe a calendar year, maybe the anniversary of you starting with the company. I'll assume this is the case ...
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Wage difference in pay period for same weekly hours worked

Your reasoning is sound, and you are correct. What most likely happened is that they withheld as if you earned all that within one pay period. That could be someone on the payroll end not doing the ...
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Company stopped paying my salary. What are my options?

You should alert the NY State Department of Labor here. Failure to pay salary is unlawful. I have to warn you, most people's experience is that they never get paid anything. In California, employee ...
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Employer asking for online access to bank account - Is this a scam?

This is a money laundering or advance fee scam It's not a real job. You will discover that your "job" is "money handler" - He wants to transfer money into your personal account, and transfer that ...
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I feel I'm not getting paid completely. Do these numbers add up?

It looks like there are errors, but I believe your total pay is accurate. The first error is that the app seems to double-count weekend hours. You worked 39.96 weekend hours, and they pay a little ...
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How to value a bonus when evaluating a job offer?

There really are multiple aspects to this. The calculatory time value aspect: Assuming that job X and Y will in total pay you the same amount, the time value of the salaries in job X are higher ...
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