I worked for painting company for around six months. I was supposed to be on their payroll. There was numerous times I was paid with personal checks and didn’t always get a check stub. I was being paid a fair wage but when I received a w-2 at the end of the year I said I only had 1200 dollars in earnings. I made that in less than 2 weeks. So all the money that was supposed to be withheld for taxes obviously went to the owner of the company.
Always get a check stub! Or get a copy made of every check you receive.
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