What to do if my employer left a voicemail saying that I need to bring in proof that my SSN is my own and implying they will not mail out my check until I do?

I do not want to bring in proof I want them to report it to the authorities (since they will not give me information who is doing this). By law I’m supposed to be paid on certain dates right? Who can I contact about getting my paycheck without providing proof of my SSN? I want them to report it but I still need money in the mean time. Should I email them and ask that they mail my check so that it is clear they have notified me of my check and I am making it clear I want it mailed to me? Who should I contact?

Asked on September 21, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Legally, your employer cannot pay you unless you are eligible to work in the United States, and your SSN is critical to determining that. They cannot employ or pay you unless you show proof of eligibility to work. There is no reason for you not to provide the documentation your employer needs; it is regularly required for employment.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.