As an employee of the restaurant, the owner was required to pay the employment taxes on your behalf and withhold your portion of the taxes. If the owner provided you with a 1099 at the end of the year, it is very likely that he misclassified you as an independent contract. Contact an employment attorney in your area.
As my colleague mentioned, you may be classified as an independent contractor. If so, your "employer" probably paid you a straight hourly rate and did not deduct any employment-related taxes from paycheck. You will likely have to pay your own taxes if this is the case.
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you can ask the employer see if he would correct it as he or she can be in trouble with IRS for not deducting the taxes. Or you may just pay your own taxes if it is not a big amount
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