Tag: wage deductions

Question: Can an employer make a deduction from an employee’s pay or have him or her work a day for free because the employee broke the employer’s equipment or there was an unexplained shortage in the cash register? Answer: The federal Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division prohibits an employer from making deductions from…

Question: If a California employee makes a number of mistakes that continue to be a cost financially to the business, can the company deduct these financial mistakes from a payroll check? Answer: The short answer is no. Employers are prohibited from making deductions from wages that are, in essence, a self-help remedy for the employer. California courts have consistently…