• Report: #878195

Complaint Review: Marshall Carriage Company

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  • Submitted: Fri, May 04, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, May 04, 2012

  • Reported By: anonymous — Marshall Michigan United States of America
Marshall Carriage Company
203 West Michigan Avenue Marshall, Michigan United States of America

Marshall Carriage Company KBM Group, Brian Mason Neglectful businessman, tax fraud Marshall, Michigan

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Brian Mason, the owner of the Marshall Carriage Company, is an extremely poor businessman and employer.  If you work for him, expect long hours without breaks, late paychecks, backbiting, lying, and possibly tax fraud.  If you're a woman, fully expect harassment.

He's worked employees for ten to twelve hours straight without breaks during summer hours, but considers waiting out in the sun for potential customers to constitute breaks.

He's regularly been up to a week late with paychecks without advance notice or reason, and becomes extremely difficult to contact during these times.

He will, at some point, make disparaging remarks about employees to other employees.  When confronted, he'll deny ever making those remarks, even if you have another employee to verify what he's said.

For tax year 2011 he withheld 20% of his employees' paychecks, all the while claiming that he was going to have his employees sign W-4s and work as fully recognized employees.  W-4s were never presented.  During tax season, he sent all of his employees 1099s and claimed he would send them the withholding he'd taken out in a gross check; this gross check, intended to help employees pay for any taxes they might owe, was apparently to arrive after the business had filed for and received its tax return.  Filing of the business's taxes took place the week of the tax deadline.

After some employees made a request with the IRS, W-2s were generated after the tax deadline and employees were forced to file amended returns.  The W-2s generated under-reported both gross and net pay and employees were forced to correct them; Mason insisted his numbers were right when the sum of all pay stubs indicated otherwise.

Pay stubs were rarely given out; when requested, he told his employees they were in Port Huron with his accountant.  His accountant said they were never in Port Huron.  When employees did receive their pay stubs, some stubs were missing outright and Mason claimed to lack them.

Mason has made advances on at least three female employees, as well as asking uncomfortable and pointed questions of a sexual nature.  He has dated one employee while she worked for him and at no point questioned the ethics of such a relationship.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/04/2012 01:56 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Marshall-Carriage-Company/Marshall-Michigan-49068/Marshall-Carriage-Company-KBM-Group-Brian-Mason-Neglectful-businessman-tax-fraud-Marshal-878195. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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