Tag: Deductions

Question: Are salaried employees entitled to be paid time and a half if they work on a holiday? If they take a day or week off can we deduct that pay? Answer: Salaried exempt employees are entitled to their full weekly salary when they work any hours in the work week. Being paid on a…

Question: How can a California company correct an employee medical contribution withholding error? Answer: In general, an employer may only deduct from wages amounts authorized by the employee, as per California labor code. You can certainly work with the affected employee(s) to recover amounts over a period of time to correct the matter. Best practice is…

Question: We have a salaried/nonexempt employee who has used all her sick and vacation time. Can we dock her 8 hours if she has missed a day? Answer: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require employers to pay nonexempt employees for hours they did not work. If an employee missed a day and…

Question: Can an employer in California deduct broken or lost tool costs from wages? Answer: An employer may not deduct amounts from an employee’s wages due to breakage or loss of property, unless it can be shown that the breakage or loss is caused by a dishonest or willful act, or as a result of…