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

Answers:

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.


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