Q: Can an employer make a paycheck payable to a w-2 employee’s family member instead of the employee?
Employee does not want to endorse back of check to have family member deposit/cash for them. They want their paycheck made payable directly to their relative who does not work for the company. Employee is not an independent contractor.
A: No. Unless the family member is the employee the employer cannot violate federal and state law.
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