A former employer is asking my wife for her SSN and DOB in email to report to Workplace. Is that is true? Can we provide my SSN and DOB directly to Workplace instead of going through the former employer?

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    What is workplace? Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 20:12
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    Your question makes no sense. 1) What is "workplace?" 2) you say your former employer is asking for your wife's SSN but you're asking about providing your SSN (not your wife's, which you say they're asking for).
    – Chris E
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 20:30
  • [edit: nevermind. I was thinking of Workday.] Workplace is a payroll/time tracking/general HR app.
    – bvoyelr
    Commented Oct 12, 2017 at 16:45

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Former employer?

They should have that information already. Why would you give it out again? Why do they "need" it? Until you get a good reason, just ignore their request, it's not your problem.

  • Just be sure you have that last paystub handy showing all deductions withheld. Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 20:29
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    Sounds fishy to me. Any former employer that doesn't have your SSN but still has to file reports on you is breaking records retention laws or is (more likely) full of crap.
    – Chris E
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 20:34
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    And do not ever send that sort of sensitive info in email!
    – shoover
    Commented Oct 12, 2017 at 21:00

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