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    I am a 21-year-old living with my roomate in southwest Florida. About two months ago, we were both hired as serves for Red Lobster. On his first day of training, he recieved paperwork including w2, employee handbook, etc. During my entire length of employment however, I never signed or filled out anything besides the initial application. I still recieved paychecks, which deducted taxes. My question is, was this former employer in the wrong? Was I working somewhat illegally? And what can I do about it now that I am employed elsewhere? Any comments would be appreciated.

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    You should have completed the I-9 form on your first day of work. Legally, that is the only document that MUST be completed. If you don't complete a W-4 form, they are required to withhold at Single-0 exemptions; you could have asked for one or downloaded one from the IRS website and given it to them.

    In any case, what difference does it make now? You don't work there any more.
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