I don't know- I didn't have a choice about having direct deposit. Never thought about suing. Again- if this practice is illegal it should be stopped- but at some point I understand a large corporation not being able to offer a menu of payment choices - they are an employer not a restaurant.
Well I'm not arguing that employers have to offer every payment method under the sun, like we should be able to ask for BitCoins or peanuts or something. I would say having access to a paper check and/or direct deposit is pretty standard though, so it doesn't seem like an outrageous demand.
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I don't have a problem with the "paycheck" being loaded to a card in theory, although I'm curious how one would pay rent with it? We already have various welfare program benefits being loaded onto cards that people can use pretty much anywhere that can take a debit card, and they can withdraw cash at many banks & credit unions. My problem is the fees associated with the particular debit card in the OP. Many of us can avoid bank fees by maintaining a minimum balance, using debit cards or bill pay for enough transactions per month, having a loan through the same bank, having direc6t deposit, joining a credit union, etc. Just because people work at McDonalds doesn't mean they should have to pay fees to access their pay.
It takes 12 pounds of grain and 2500 gallons of water to produce ONE POUND of beef.
Livestock generates 65% of all human-related nitrous oxide, which is 296 times more warming to the environment than carbon dioxide; 37% of all human-related methane, which 23 times as warming as CO2; and 64 percent of ammonia, which contributes significantly to acid rain.
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