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Can I keep H1B status if my employer cannot pay me because the company runs out of money?

To answer you question, being a former H1B myself. You are in valid h1b status because you are working. Your employer however has violated the H1B statutes and Labor statutes by not paying you. At ...
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When people quote salary figures in Europe*, do they mean after or before income tax?

As the same gross salary can and will result in very different net payments to the employee, it does not make much sense to discuss salaries in 'net'. In any job description or offer, and in most ...
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What is my net salary on a gross salary of 3,000 EUR in Holland? Can I live on that in Amsterdam?

The proposed salary is almost spot on what is referred to as 'modaal inkomen', or the median income: the most common income in the country. Therefore, you should be able to live on this salary just ...
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What is my net salary on a gross salary of 3,000 EUR in Holland? Can I live on that in Amsterdam?

You would be able to get by, but not save anything, I would think. As of 2018, I live alone, my salary is ~3,850 before taxes (not counting an annual allowance/bonus/vacation pay/etc.), I enjoy the 30%...
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Can my german employer rollback my promotion?

Generally speaking, a promotion and a salary increase are extensions to your contract that must be accepted by both parties in writing. This is no big deal normally, both sign the extra page, the ...
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In the Netherlands, am I obligated to refund a previous employer for missing deductions?

This is a very partial answer, because while I live in the Netherlands, all of my labor law experience is knowledge is from a different state and legal culture (Israel). Still, it might be useful to ...
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Savings in Germany (Munich) or in Norway (Oslo)

This really depends. Taxes are lower in Germany but Munich has become very expensive to live in, even compared to Oslo. However, Norway includes its health insurance and better pension benefits in ...
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Salary comparison from SF to Amsterdam Data Engineer 2017

Firstly, Amsterdam is a fantastic city and the Netherlands is a great place to live. :-) EUR 52k per year gross is around EUR 2900 per month net. That's a decent salary in the Netherlands and ...
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How can a US company regularly pay an overseas contractor?

Your best bet is to create a Transferwise bank account. That gives you an American routing number which your customer can wire the money to (which should be straightforward for them). You can then ...
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How to match EU income to US salary?

As a European who's currently living in North America, I feel that there's a lot of confusion over salary comparisons between different markets. Lets break it down step by step: Currency First of all, ...
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How to match EU income to US salary?

There is a huge difference missed by all the answers here - in the US your employment is generally high risk; i.e. you can be fired at any time and will receive no more than two week's of pay or ...
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living cost in London

Information on the median income in the UK is available for 2013-2014. The data are for personal income and not household income. For the inner boroughs of London, an income of £30,000 would put you ...
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What is better choice living place or salary in Sydney?

Take the one with shorter travel distance. This exact issue has been disused on vlogbrothers by Hank quite recently Sources (taken from vlogbrothers): Homeownership doesn't increase happiness: ...
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Does working in Saudi Arabia with German nationality require paying taxes to Germany?

In almost every country (exception USA) it is residents paying income tax. Living in Saudi Arabia you are not a German tax resident and don’t pay income tax in Germany. Only thing is that Germany ...
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Salary structure in Canada

1) Is annual base salary the final amount? The annual base salary is pretty much what Dennis explained in his comment. The salary you will get will have CPP, EI (differs from province to province) ...
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Netherlands acquiring 30% ruling after two months of starting the job

I have had the experience of getting the 30% ruling a while after I started working - so retroactive requests are not a problem (though they might be if you cross the boundary of a tax year; not sure ...
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Swiss salaries compared to US salaries

I don't know how much are living costs in US, but I suppose, by the same salary, it's better to stay there. Switzerland is very expensive. The taxes (by such income) will consume about 1/3 of your ...
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How does $60,000 salary in Sweden translates to salary in Seattle (US)?

Here's a start: Comparison of living costs Stockholm vs Seattle I can't comment on taxes etc (I believe they are likely to be higher in Stockholm), but for pure costs it appears Seattle is about 14% ...
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Tax calculation in Norway for married couple

You can calculate your taxes using this webpage of the Norwegian tax authority: https://skattekalkulator.app.skatteetaten.no - switch to English in the upper right corner. This uses the same engine ...
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Net salary calculation in the UK

Assuming you are paying tax via pay as you earn (PAYE) indeed, the monthly net income should be the annual net income divided by 12. You seem to have been confused by the personal allowance. Yes, the "...
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In NL do I need to pay back my salary if I'm leaving before end of month

First, read your employment contract. It is unusual for employees to get paid in advance, so I assume this arrangement is laid out in the contract. Now, whatever is not laid out in the contract falls ...
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Swedish salary concern

Hardly but still doable, but don't think about saving 35,000 will get you 26,000 in your bank (calculate here) An apartment could cost around 5000 Two public transportation tickets would be around ...
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Netherlands postdoc salary and health insurance

How the system works (roughly): Income tax: It's a somewhat standard progressive income tax, with ~4 brackets. This means that your calculation is incorrect: Only the part of your income above €20,...
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Is a salary of 35000 pounds enough for a couple to live comfortably in Portsmouth, UK?

Quite a subjective question. You can find out the cost of living using a few websites: Rightmove.co.uk for accommodation Tesco.co.uk to get an idea of cost of groceries moneysavingexpert.com/tax-...
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Moving to the UK

It's hard to know what your standard of living requirements are, but your company could tell you what salary range this particular job is paying. To estimate your main costs, housing and tax, have a ...
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What to expect during PostDoc in France?

Postdoc salaries are not always regulated, it depends on what research organisation your lab falls under. The big players include CNRS (has regulated salaries), CEA (which does not), and others. If ...
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Salary comparison from SF to Amsterdam Data Engineer 2017

I'm not sure about the level of life in SF but I heard that housing, medicine and child care is quite expensive. As for me, DS is a quite hot area and I would expect more high salaries than 56k. And ...
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Previous company mis-calculated my taxes, Tax office now demands I pay

TL;DR: You'll probably need to pay, but see a lawyer if it's a lot of money. Did anyone face this problem before and what did you do? Not this specific problem and not in the Netherlands, but I do ...
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Decent salary in Bahrain

The exchange rate tells me that 1100 bahraini dinars a month over a year is 35k dollars a year. The bahraini dinar is the second highest value currency in the world, which makes the number look small. ...
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