Questions tagged [payroll]

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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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employer asking for payroll refund in cash

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 reseller. Reseller 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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Employer is misrepresenting the actual dates worked, but not the total hours - is anything untoward going on?

I hold an hourly position where I work 40 hours per week across three days (2x 14 hour days and 1x 12 hour day). If I work overtime (over 40hr per week) I do get overtime pay, but my state does not ...
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Overpayment of Unused Sick Days after leaving company [closed]

As my role ended with my company, I had unused sick hours (earned sick time). During my last days, I asked for payment of my unused sick hours, which my company provided me with. Recently they ...
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How to find out how the amount of my last salary payment was calculated [closed]

In some jobs, pay happens in regular intervals and is the same amount each time. This isn't the case in every job. When the amount from paycheck to paycheck varies between each pay period, how do you ...
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starting work after midnight [closed]

If you have someone starting a night shift but they don't start until after midnight, what day of the week would that be considered? Example: they start at 12:30am The reason it might not be so ...
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Last paycheck not direct deposited [closed]

I left my previous job on good terms (two weeks notice, etc.). My last payday in the normal two-week cycle was earlier this week. However, I did not receive a direct deposit. Upon checking the payroll ...
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Why can't I be paid outside of a pay run, when payroll have made an error?

I started a new job back in August and was placed on an emergency tax code for the first couple of months which resulted in paying more tax than I "should". The tax code was rectified in October but,...
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How to determine amount to be paid back if I was overpaid?

I was overpaid this month at work. I brought it up with my supervisors and I offered to pay back the difference. This happened because I was off ill for 2 days, and they did not deduct the pay for ...
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Are there legal consequences for having my salary leaked internally on a document? [closed]

My payroll allocation/information was leaked and shared internally. Naturally, I am furious over this and undoubtedly there will be fallout. I am seeking your input as to whether or not there are any ...
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What are the benefits of switching from bi-weekly to semi-monthly payroll?

To align our accounting efforts, I would like to move our payroll frequency to semi-monthly, whereby payments will be made on the 5th and 20th (or 15th and 30th) of each month. I have read mixed ...