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My employer denied me HR’s phone number and hired me for a higher pay then what I am being paid at the start my job

When I was hired, my employer hired me for $20.50/hr. After realizing my pay didn’t add up to being paid the amount I was hired on for–I even have the email that proves that I was hired for $20.50–I ...
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Direct Deposit Availability

Does it matter what time an employee’s paycheck is available in their account on payday? Usually our paychecks are available in our bank account first thing in the morning of our designated payday. ...
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Does employer pay you for the day if you leave for the day due to not being paid on time? [closed]

Long story short this has been the 3rd time where I was not paid on time within the two years ive been working for this IT company. In the past i had to wait an entire week before i received my ...
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As a salaried employee should I be allowed to submit fewer hours than the pay period includes?

I had a question about the implications of being a salaried exempt employee, and the practical application of this employment status from an HR/timekeeping perspective. I am a salaried employee, paid ...
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Payroll recording process changed. Now to be done at home and takes more time. How to handle this?

For the last 6 years we have just written our hours on a sheet; it took 2 seconds. Recently we've been required (despite my request to decline the change) to find the time at home on our own laptop ...
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Can an employer deduct "scam losses" from wages?

My mother recently was scammed at work. She is an assistant manager at her work and was scammed into giving $300 away. The scammer was impersonating her boss and had all the names and sounded legit. ...
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Did not get my expected pay at the end of the month, what should I do?

I started a new job back in May 2, 2022. Salaried - so I'm not really going by the hour. The pay schedule is semi monthly and on May 13th, I got my first pay check with the company. All good there so ...
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Do I get paid for not being able to work due to technical issues? [closed]

I have a full-time remote job, but I haven't been able to work for two weeks due to technical issues with my work equipment. Nothing in my contract says anything about salary if absent due to ...
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Previous employer overpaid me straddling the new year

I'm looking for some advice here. I live & work in California. I gave notice that I'd like to quit my previous job with my last day being the last day of the year. I also planned to take vacation ...
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Client is not paying on time, swears on call

I am currently working for an MNC but due to some financial, I also had to pick a side job. In this side job (freelancing) client is not paying me on time. The pay date is the 3rd of every month but I ...
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My employer overpaid me for my student work and ignored my email. Should I send a follow up?

I'm a student and I work part-time for a medium-sized company. For one day of work, I earn around €90. Normally, I work 4 days a month, but in January I took 2 days off. Yet, my pay for this month was ...
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Found out I don't make overtime pay - would it be taboo to charge for hours over 40 without permission? [closed]

I'm three months in as a tech lead for a relatively small (~100 people) but successful and grounded consulting company in a major U.S. city. Due to poor requirements gathering coupled with ...
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Removing the weekends from the month and then calculating the salary

I am working in a 3-5 people startup & the way my employer calculates the salary is a new way which I have never seen before. He basically first removes the weekends (Sat & Sun) from the month ...
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Can employer change your resignation date on their own even on given written resignation?

I recently resigned from my company for which I have worked 15 days and dropped written resignation email stating that I am quitting job on immediate basis. However I logged in next day by mistake. ...
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Mass resignation (including boss), boss's boss asks for handover of work, boss asks not to. What to do?

I am in a really awkward situation. I work in a small subsidiary company whose parent company is overseas. The parent company is in Singapore and owns our company here in Vietnam. We are completely ...
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Difficulty retrieving pay slip from company CEO

Six months back, I used to work in a company which was a start up located in India. I left the company around April 2020 (during pandemic). Due to that I couldn't collect any certificates. After that, ...
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Still getting paid after leaving the company? Do I have to give the money back? [closed]

My girlfriend left a job on good terms to work for a different company. Apparently the payroll manager (one person department, it’s a company of <100 employees) forgot to take her off the payroll ...
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Is it normal for an EU contractors to be put on the recruitment company's payroll instead of the end customer's?

I have recently started receiving calls from recruiters in Switzerland, so I am not overly familiar with the recruitment processes and practices in that particular country and this might be absolutely ...
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Company is taking money out of our paycheck to buy the CEO's book

My corporation just sent out an email that they will be deducting pay from everyone's paycheck for each of us to purchase a copy of our CEO's book, since his sales have been down lately. It's only $11,...
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When is salary usually paid in software development companies in Germany? [closed]

Is there a specific norm that most of the software development companies in Germany follow in regards to the date of salary payment for full-time employees? There is no specific day stated in my work ...
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Dealing with delayed paychecks in software company

I worked for a company as a developer for over 4 years. The last year we had ups and downs. There were lots of one-sided punishing rules from company management to employees, like cutting from our ...
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How do I remind my boss that my raise still has not been applied?

Payroll is a week late with my raise. On the day my raise was supposed to be applied I received my normal pay. I notified my boss via slack and he said he would remind payroll. At the end of the ...
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How should I cover my back when my company is unorganized? Specifically with updated contracts/documentation for raises and bonises

TL;DR I have had raises but no updated contract/official documentation, only communications via Slack. A little background: I have been working at this company for around 9 months now and in that ...
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Job told me I had to make up the hours I was sick

I called in sick to work on the Friday of last week so I missed 8 hours of work! My employer then informed me on the Monday when I had returned that he had already submitted payroll for the month on ...
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Switching from being paid biweekly to every 4 weeks - would it be reasonable to collectively ask for a 1% raise?

My employer just announced that they're switching from paying us every two weeks to paying us every 4 weeks, as it will save them money on accounting. Though I don't live paycheck-to-paycheck, this is ...
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Does my work place have the right to make deductions from my wages?

I work at a pub which is owned by a chain in the UK, and I have a signed contract with them. My manager has now told staff that if we make any mistakes made on the till, we will have to pay it back ...
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Old employer sent me $0.00 - what does this mean?

I received an ACH Electronic Credit of $0.00 from an old employer I used to work for over a year ago (at least, that's what the name says...unless it's a fake). I have no clue why someone would do ...
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An employer is trying to force me to switch banks, which I know is illegal. What should I do? [closed]

An employer has extended a job offer with the condition that I switch my personal banking from one institution to another. They claim that they do this to simplify their internal payroll procedures. I ...
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Employer demanding money back when I resigned because of "accidental pay raise"

I signed on with a large Canadian tech company about 6 years ago, and submitted my resignation (company pays well, but new management was installed about a year ago, and they're very abusive, vulgar, ...
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Someone from old job asking for payroll refund in cash - is this a scam?

i worked a job for a special event was given a total of 3 checks. i deposited them all fine and then was told 2 weeks later that the second check was a duplicate to the first and they now want me to ...
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Ex employer requesting repayment of incorrect medical deduction

I was laid off 6 weeks ago. Now my ex employer is asking me to pay for a payroll error, stating that not enough was taken out for medical benefits during my entire employment (18 months). I am not ...
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Any additional tax overhead for employee of two companies (separate payrolls) owned by same individual? [closed]

Country: US Company A has an hourly employee. Now the same owner has started a new company B (with separate entity, EIN, payroll, workers compensation, etc..) in the same state and would like the ...
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delayed payment of raise after leaving work [closed]

I am leaving a current company and my manager notified me that i got raise starting June. My last day is August 13Th. My manager said they are late with payments but it will be backdated. Am i still ...
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New workplace asking for bank pin and account number [duplicate]

My new workplace with a modeling agency had me sign up for a new bank/ credit union and want my account number and account pin to verify that a payment goes through once they send it, so they can ...
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Complain for not getting paid at fortune 100 company?

I'm a passthrough company that receives payment from a Fortune100 reseller. I have a contractor that works at fortune100 company. This is how it works: Fortune100 pays re-seller. Re-seller pays me (...
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What happens when you wait a year to report an overpayment?

I was over paid by $10,000 over a 4 month period last year. I did notice the difference and did not report it for a year. I am reporting it now. What kind of consequences do I face aside from paying ...
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What is the best way to set up payroll into a startup company?

My husband and I are starting a new company in Ontario, Canada, and targeting to get about 25 employees. I am trying to gather as much info as I can about how to create a human resources and payroll ...
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Company failed to take data breach seriously

A few months back, I was working with someone in Payroll to resolve some paycheck errors that occurred when my employer switched to a new payroll system. As it turns out, hundreds of employees were ...
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How should I calculate time off in lieu for overtime?

I'm a little bit confused about how time off in lieu is calculated. I'm in Alberta where the government says: "Sometimes, instead of paying overtime pay, an employer may give an employee time off ...
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I left before payday - now i'm being told I owe money? [closed]

First off i'm really sorry if this sounds stupid, I'm just really not educated in this area. So i started a new job at the start of January - after a 3 weeks it was clear it wasn't for me, and so I ...
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Job requires a pay stub for onboarding. I dont have any from my previous job. What do I do?

I worked for my cousin at her new gym over the last summer and she didn't officially pay me (just in gas money) so I have no official pay stubs or a W-2. I still put this job on my resume because I ...
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Last employer continues to pay me

This is a very frustrating situation as the last employer continues to pay me despite my multiple calls to their helpline to rectify the situation. I've called the HR and Payroll department multiple ...
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How can I expedite being paid by a HR person who's gatekeeping?

I get paid every two weeks on Fridays, but usually I don't get the direct deposit notification and I have to go to my company's HR and talk to the guy who handles payment. He always has some long-...
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If an employee has a contractual pay increase is it payable after they have left [closed]

Employees have a contractual term that their salary will match whatever inflationary increases are agreed from a a particualr national payscale body. This normally takes effect in April each year. ...
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Working for two companies owned by the same person [closed]

I've got a friend (in the Nashville, TN area) who is working for someone that owned a franchise and now opened up a second one. My friend was working 45 hours a week and got overtime, but now the ...
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Boss missed transferring my paycheck yet again. How to approach this situation so this will not happen one more time?

In September, I asked how I should approach my boss regarding my delayed August paycheck. The community gave insighftul answers and some advice on how to make sure this doesn't happen again in the ...
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Health benefit deductions following a transition from semi-monthly to bi-weekly payroll [closed]

In a company that is switching from semi-monthly to bi-weekly payroll (good news), there is the transition period that is tricky. The last paycheck under the old payroll is on Dec 31 covering pay ...
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Can't make payroll [closed]

I recently left a doctor's office where I was working as an Lab Nurse straight from completing my degree. I started there in Jan and since May 15th the company has been missing payroll. Scheduled pay ...
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Should I ask what the starting pay is for a friend?

The company I work for is a start-up and is a fairly lax, scrappy environment. I have a friend in mind for a job opening here, but the shift is for 3pm-midnight. Our hiring team hasn't had much luck ...
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Boss hasn't transferred my salary yet. How to approach the situation?

I'm a recent graduate and new to the employment world, let alone the startup world, so please bear with me. I need some advice on how to communicate with my boss regarding my salary. I was hired at a ...
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