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U.S. Federal income tax withholding[edit]

There seems to be a considerable degree of synthesis in this newly expanded section: it reads like an attempt to build a case rather than to neutrally report previously published commentary: Noyster (talk), 11:20, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

I deleted the offending material. This material is not only prohibited original research, it's incorrect research. It is part of a tax evasion scam in the United States called "Cracking the Code," involving a promoter who is a convicted felon who has served two terms in federal prison for tax-related crimes (the latter prison term for using this particular scam on his own tax returns). At least six other individuals have been sent to federal prison in relation to the scam (four of whom are in custody at this time). The wife of the promoter of the scam is awaiting sentencing as well. I've been studying these scams for over 15 years -- and this one in particular for over seven years. Famspear (talk) 01:37, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
PS: The essential basis for the scam is the false argument that under the U.S. federal income tax laws, "income" means only amounts received in an activity connected to the exercise of a "federal privilege." There is absolutely nothing in the U.S. Constitution or any tax statute that says any such thing. Every single federal court that has decided the issue has rejected it -- sometimes by specifically mentioning the name of the scam itself, or the name of its promoter, or both. Famspear (talk) 02:05, 22 December 2014 (UTC)


Currently Employed redirects to Employment: [1] However, the term "employed" has an independent content (at least as used by major international organisations like the International Labour Organisation, OECD, European Union) and hence deserves a separate article. According to the ILO, the "employed" comprise of all persons above a specified age who during a specified brief period were either in paid employment or were in self-employment. The latter includes employers, own account workers, members of a family farm, persons who performed some work for profit or family gain.[1] Note that the group of self-employed as a rule, are not in an employer-employee contractual relationship. The current article on Employment makes occasional reference to the term "employed", but effectively uses terms "employed", "employee" and "worker" as synonyms. On the other hand, the ILO, OECD and Eurostat use the term "employed" in a broader sense, including self-employed.

In this context I'd like to point out also a more general and broader issue. Several Wikipedia articles, including Employment and Self-employment are based on implicit assumption that the content and use of these terms is primarily defined by English-speaking countries (USA, UK, Australia, Canada, India etc). It is still largely ignored that there are several international bodies, like the UN, ILO, OECD, Council of Europe, European Union etc. which have English as one of their official languages and which heavily use these terms in international comparative context and also as concepts in international law. For international readers these aspects are no less interesting and relevant than any country-specific examples. I shall encourage contributors to add those international aspects.--VillaK (talk) 17:25, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Interwiki links[edit]

The interwiki links of this article are problematic. Some, like the French "Emploi" address employment in a broader sense, covering various forms of employment, addressing the legal, statistical and macroeconomic ascpects. Others, like the Russian "Трудовые_отношения" (Work relationship) and Italian "Rapporto di lavoro" address only the legal aspects of worker-employer relationship. Note that in Russian Wikipedia there is also an article "Занятость", which address the economic aspect of employment. The Slovenian link to "Delodajalec" (Employer) is incorrect as it deals with the employer only.--VillaK (talk) 17:54, 30 December 2014 (UTC)


This article seems to be offer for frequent vandalism/POV-Pushing. Would it be a good idea to ask for semi-protection of this article? --Snabbkaffe (talk) 01:19, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Resolution concerning statistics of the economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment, adopted by the 13th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (October 1982)