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W2 states false wages

I received a w2 for 2018 for wages that I didnt
earn/receive. The company refuses to speak
with me about it.

Asked on February 4, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Missouri

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If you did the work but weren't paid, you can and should sue them for the money: when someone does work with the understanding it is for pay, they are legally entitled to the money. If you can show you did the work, you can get a judgment ordering that they pay you.
If you didn't do the work and so should not have been paid but they are issuing a W2 that they paid you in error, speak to a CPA or tax preparer about how best to handle a misreporting of your wages for tax purposes.


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