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In What World Is It OK To Open A Bank Account In A Stranger’s Name? Oh Yeah, This One.

Using an offshore tax haven is “like registering your car in a stranger's name” but legal. The masked money-hoarders who use them are dodging taxes on an entire third of the world’s wealth. And it’s making life harder than it should be for a lot more of us.

In What World Is It OK To Open A Bank Account In A Stranger’s Name? Oh Yeah, This One.
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A Medford, Oregon sushi restaurant tried to pull a fast one on its employees but it didn't get past the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency has recovered $280,124 in back pay from Misoya Bistro that will be split among 36 employees.

Federal investigators say that for the past two years, the restaurant paid its employees an hourly "tip wage" that was "significantly lower" than what they earned in tips.

"I think employers sometimes may think that because they pay the state minimum wage which is higher than the federal minimum wage, means that they can be involved in tips," Carrie Aguilar, district director for the Wage and Hour Division – Portland office, told NBC5. "That's just not the case. Tips should always go to the employees."

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