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I've been employed at a "business" for about 2 yrs and

I've been employed at a "business" for about 2 yrs and recently quit. He's been operating as cash only to avoid paying taxes for about 10 yrs and this year he had decided to "go legit". I never signed any tax paperwork, nor gave him my ssn or signature. He is now demanding that I sign a 10-99 form post employment. My question is, am I liable for the taxes on my earned wages even though, technically, there's no record of my employment? Or is he the one left holding the bag since he didn't have me sign anything?

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TJ, Esq.

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I took ~5 months off work for a medical issue. During this

I took ~5 months off work for a medical issue. During this time, my company continued to pay me so I did not contest it. Accordingly, I believed my leave was paid. During my leave, I asked the CFO by email:"It's been a while, so I wanted to make sure I covered my bases in relation to my medical leave. I had given [the CEO] a doctors' note explaining the situation and he hasn't asked for anything since. However, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking anything, as I've been out longer than I would've expected. So please let me know if there's anything else I need to do or should be thinking about"Following my leave, I was let go. For practical purposes, it was retaliation but it's hard to prove. He says he made the decision before I had to take medical leave.Yesterday, verbally my boss agreed to 4 months of severance. We haven't signed anything. Now he's saying that he didn't realize that he had been paying me during my leave and he won't give me any severance, which I think is ridiculous.Q) Can I be liable for that pay? Is it really my responsibility? He says I was supposed to let our HR administrator know. I was never told to do that, and there's nothing about sick leave in the employee handbook. Again, I asked the CFO in a email more broadly if there was anything I needed to worry about.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have a small business. I have been diagnosed with acute

I have a small business. I have been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis & while I lay in a medically induced coma, the hospital helped my husband file for disability. I received disability & finally must admit that I have no further interest in trying to run my Company.I want to close my business but I owe the irs $ 50,000 in unpaid payroll taxes.Would I be able to retire & would I be able to keep my disability?

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Ray

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My employer in TN owes me unpaid wages. Last day of work is

Hi. My employer in TN owes me unpaid wages. Last day of work is Aug. 17th. How should I proceed with this case?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Tennessee.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet. Trying to figure out which one to talk to today.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have paystubs and a contract with the pay rate. The employer writes a check that is not depositable. I also had a few bounced back paychecks.

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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I'm a salaried employee who is voluntarily terminating my

I'm a salaried employee who is voluntarily terminating my employment. I provided my employer with a 30 day notice, but have been told that they are only requiring 2 weeks notice. (Policy states 30 days).1. Am I entitled to a full 30 day salary?2. Am I entitled to to paid for accrued PTO?

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Marsha411JD

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I had a quick labor related question. my daughter works for

Good afternoon,i had a quick labor related question. my daughter works for a gal who is in the cupcake business. my daughter is primary responsible for execution of the farmers markets in a couple of different towns that are close together my daughter is required to show up at the primary location (cupcake storefront), then load her car (my car actually) with all of the equipment to set up at the farmers markets (this includes a tent/POS system/a couple of signs/5 fold out tables/50 dozen cupcakes/etc.) enough stuff that it fills a Toyota Landcruiser entire interior with the rear seats folded up. the owner of the cupcake shop owners a very small vehicle (VW Jetta) and never would be able to get the stuff to markets with her own car and she doesn't own a company vehicle, like a van or truck to transport the gear.in my eyes my daughter should be compensated for driving the equipment from the storefront to the markets. the owner essentially avoids having to buy a van, insurance, gas costs, etc. although my daughter is still paid her hourly wage it seems to me there should be a fee associated with the fact my daughter is transporting the gear for the market as well as her hourly wage.am i off base in my thinking? additionally it seems there would be liability for the owner. what if my daughter got in an accident, or took turn too sharp and destroyed ALL of the cupcakes? seems like a great deal for the owner to avoid all the charges associated with owning a company vehicle. in addition to this, my daughter doesn't even have a drivers license so i have to help her load/unload/etc. from each market.Let me know your thoughts.Thanks,Scott

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Allen M., Esq.

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I resigned from my previous employer on July 1, 2016. After

I resigned from my previous employer on July 1, 2016. After I quit, they apparently did not submit my termination to the payroll department and I continued to receive two extra direct deposits as an active employee. I called on August 8 and spoke with a lady who handles the termination paperwork to my 401k company, asking her when my termination paperwork would be turned in. She advised me that my final paycheck would be in two days on August 10th, so I assumed they still owed me money. I was a salaried employee. Now, they are demanding the money back in full. Am I required to pay them back? If so, can they refuse small monthly payments? I reside in the state of Pennsylvania.

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John

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I have just received a third written warning from my

I have just received a third written warning from my manager. In the write up, it mentions an email from July 19th. The manager has only been an employee for 2 weeks. I believe I am being targeted to be fired by the assistant lead. I am a 64 year old woman and the assistant is a 50 year old man. Everything was fine until he was hired last October. He ask one of my coworkers to spy on the rest of us and tell him what was said about him. I said to a coworker that I thought he was incompetent. That lead to someone keying my car twice on the same day. Nothing was done. I did file a Police report. Anyway, what can I do when the company fires me?

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Barrister

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Can an employer set the max 401k deduction below irs

Can an employer set the max 401k deduction below irs standards?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ohioJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: many and a cpaJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: no

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Phillips Esq.

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