Q: I work in Maryland, my employer has not provided a pay stub for months and refuses to provide pay history information.
ADP hasn't been updated since May, logging in/and out doesn't register so I don't know if I'm receiving correct wages or if taxes are being withheld. Every two weeks I am put in the position of having to beg for my pay, asking how will I be paid this week..will it be check, wire transfer (which there is a fee taken out by the bank), or cash app. This is extremely stressful and demoralizing. My only option is continue to be taken advantage of until I find another job. I have researched and made calls to DLLR and honestly it feels like workers have no rights. I'm at a loss.
A: File a complaint with the Maryland Wage and Labor Board on the DLLR website; or retain an employment lawyer. You can check whether payroll taxes are being properly paid by checking with Maryland SDAT and the IRS. An accountant can assist you with obtaining those records, if you are not able to figure out how to do so on your own. Yes, you should be looking for a new employer. This one seems shady at best, or committing tax and wage law crimes.
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