Bloomberg Law
March 7, 2022, 10:00 AM

May I Have My Paycheck in Bitcoin?: Crypto Payments Explained

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

More and more often, employers are fielding a question that would have been unheard of even five years ago: “Can you pay me in Bitcoin?”

Attorneys say client requests for how to respond are only getting more prevalent, especially from employers in the tech space and those trying to acquiesce to worker requests in the tight labor market.

A handful of politicians and athletes have touted their cryptocurrency paychecks in recent years, and payroll processing companies are stepping in to fill a demand for companies to offer the same option for everyday workers.

Still, the legality of paying workers in ...

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