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West Palm Beach Employment, Labor & Business Lawyers > VIDEO FAQS > EMPLOYMENT LAW – REPRESENTING EMPLOYERS > If an employee owes the employer money, can the employer deduct the money from the employee’s wages?

If an employee owes the employer money, can the employer deduct the money from the employee’s wages?

There are occasions when an employee will come to their employer and ask to borrow money, at which case the employer often will require the employee to sign a loan agreement agreeing that the employer can deduct the loan payments out of the employee’s wages directly. However, when the employer is deducting those wages, they have to make sure that even though they’re deducting those wages that that employee is still receiving the minimum wage, even if the agreement is that the employer can deduct the wages out of the employee’s paycheck.

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