If my boss and friend was recently incarcerated but I have access to the business account, am I able to pay other employees and myself a paycheck?

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If my boss and friend was recently incarcerated but I have access to the business account, am I able to pay other employees and myself a paycheck?

Asked on January 20, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Washington

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It's not just a function of whether you can access the account--it's whether he has authorized you to do this (e.g. whether you are the payroll person, and this part of you job regularly; or he has specifically said that while he's away, you may do this). Without authorization, you could be liable to him and/or the company for any/all amounts paid.


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