deductions

Deducting from wages for damaged property: employer’s big mistake

Employers that make deductions from employees' wages for damaged or missing equipment must follow the law carefully to stay out of hot water. In Galleher v. Artisanal LLC, an employer ended up in court because of its practice of regularly deducting the cost of any broken property, such as dishes and glassware, from workers' paychecks. [...]

June 25th, 2021|deductions, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)|

Electronic FLSA notices: when DOL says they’re OK

Whether or not employees are still working remotely to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Dept. of Labor (DOL) expects employers to comply with notice guidelines under federal law, though there is some flexibility. While employers must still post a printed, hard-copy notice on site to meet the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards [...]

June 9th, 2021|deductions, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Remote work|

Don’t surprise employees with payroll deductions

It's important to be cautious when making deductions directly from workers' pay, especially if they're nonexempt and deductions could potentially make their pay fall below the minimum wage. Many states have rules requiring written consent from employees before wage deductions can be made for any reason, even if it's to repay a loan or overpayment. [...]

April 13th, 2021|deductions|