Is it legal for a previous employer to withhold a W-2 wage and tax statement form from an employee?
My past employer in Ohio (2012) is telling me that he has incurred fees from cashing my check earlier than the date on the check.
My previous employer told me that he will not give me my W2 until I pay him for the fees he owes from cashing my check earlier than the date on the check. Can he legally hold my W-2? If not what should I do about getting my wage and tax statement from him? I want something in writing that states as an employee I have a legal right to my W-2 form to take to him but the IRS website has nothing on employers owing their employees their w2’s pertaining to my situation.