Employee NOT cashing his paychecks!
Hello, New to this forum...Hope someone can help. I have an employee who is not cashing his paychecks. Presently there are 9, totaling $5,808.00! He says the government takes the money out of his account. (I'm already garnishing his wages for child support, so I don't know who is doing that...) I have suggested cashing his checks and immediately getting cashiers checks or money orders made out to himself, I've suggested cashing the checks and burying the money in the ground somewhere, I've even offered to give him a locking box. It's a huge and expensive hassle. He keeps the checks in envelopes in his truck, which predictably was stolen last year creating an expensive headache for us to determine which checks were stolen and then replacing them. Of course the taxes had already been paid on them, the Child Support garnishments get paid weekly. I know I can't NOT pay him, I know I can't charge him for every uncashed check (tempted, believe me!) I don't know what my recourse is. I'd fire him if he wasn't so valuable in our business.