Five Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

I’ve reported this to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Louisiana Office of Human Rights, to protect my rights. However, when employees submit complaints to federal or state discrimination agencies employers usually limit what they offer in settlement to what they believe they may be directed to pay. Question 4 - Job Offer Withdrawn: I was offered a job for six months as an independent contractor, but that offer was rescinded for no reason.

2011 116

my boss makes me wear her clothes, eat her food, and say I’m grateful for my job

Ask a Manager

When I received my tax documents, I got a 1099 instead of a W-2. As for her treating you as a 1099 contractor rather than an employee (and thus not paying your payroll taxes ), that’s illegal. If she’s been paying you as a contractor this whole time, you should have seen it on your pay stubs when no taxes were coming out.). The way to address it is to be incredibly matter-of-fact: “I got my tax documents and it looks like I’ve been paid as a 1099 contractor.

2019 44
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I promised to stay for a year but want to leave now, using my own personal computer at work, and more

Ask a Manager

The problem is that I’m W-2 and when I got to work the first day, there wasn’t a computer at my desk. As a W-2, doesn’t my employer need to provide the tools for me to perform my work? The IRS rule on contractors versus employees doesn’t require the employer to provide your work tools. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I accepted a raise and promised to stay for a year, but now I want to leave.

W-2 30

feeling guilty about leaving law-breaking boss, asking for a far-off raise, and more

Ask A Manager

First, my boss hired me as an independent contractor, even though I follow a daily schedule and perform a key role in the company. The reason he gave me is that he can’t afford to pay the necessary taxes for a W-2 employee. I can’t think of anything that would make this illegal, other than that I suppose it might be considered a form of discrimination based on marital status, which is illegal in some states (but not all, and not at the federal level).

2013 56