North Hollywood, CA asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for California

Q: My employer sent out our w-2 for 2021, however for the employer section, it's a different company from the pay stubs.

The employer name on the w-2 is the company's HR outsourcing company, not the company I'm working for. Is this legal to do? This would affect my personal obligations such as for example buying a house or applying for a visa.

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The name of your employer from your pay stubs should match what is on your W-2 because the law requires the true name of the employer to be on the pay stubs. Abbreviations can be ok if they are not concealing the name of the employer.

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