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My employer pays his overtime in cash and one of his

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My employer pays his...

My employer pays his overtime in cash and one of his employees cash every week is this illegal?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Washington

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

Full time

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Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
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Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
Sometimes hourly employees are paid additional income on top of their normal wages — like overtime, tips, commissions, or bonuses, for example. While this income may be paid out in cash, employees and employers must still declare the income on the pay stub and ensure the appropriate taxes are withheld and paid.
So, as long as the overtime income is reported, it is not illegal to pay it, or any other compensation, in cash.
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