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Can an employer withhold a paycheck after terminating an employee for theft?
Can your employer withhold the outstanding balance on your company sponsored credit card from your final paycheck if you are terminating and you signed an initial agreement giving permission for this?
Answer Yes. If they "sponsored" the credit card, they are guaranteeing the debt. After you are no longer an employee they have no way to know that you would pay o…ff the debt. If the card was used for company expenses, you should get reimbursed for those expenses. If they were personal expenses why should the company be responsible for them? Answer Thank you Redbeard for this answer. Can I assume by your answer that this would not fall under the Fair Labor Credit Act requirements of percentage of disposable earnings and that it would be okay if this reduced their pay to below the minimum hourly wage for hours worked? Can you site any regs or laws you would use to prove the answer? Anything would help.
can my employer withhold my final check
Well, if you haven't finished your job, why should he pay you? If it is paperwork associated with employment, such as with holding forms and proof of citizenship, he can't leg…ally pay you without them. If you hire someone to wash your car and they only wash the front half, will you pay them?
Employment law varies from one state to another. In some states, the Department of Labor handles complaints about illegal withholding of wages. A phone number for the st…ate Department of Labor should be available through the state government's website.
If your a new hire most companies hold the first week or 2 if your bi-weekly. If you quit or were fired, the answer is no. Employers dont have the right to withold and monies …owed. whether you have company equipment, uniforms, etc... I am not sure which state you are in but check the website below labeld "Labor Laws"
They can only hold it until the next regularly scheduled pay period you would have gotten paid.
The taxes are sent to the taxing authorities. For example, your federal income taxes and Social Security taxes are sent to the IRS. State taxes are sent to your state tax depa…rtment. Other deductions are sent to the appropriate party. Charity deductions are sent to the charity. Insurance deductions are sent to the insurance company (or kept by your employer if they are self-insured). Savings deductions are sent to the savings institution. 401k deductions are sent to the 401k trustee.
Depends on how much. If you owe them more than your paycheck, then yes, they can do that. The more logical way is to take a small piece out of the paycheck every pay day.
No. A paycheque cannot be withheld simply because the employer doesn't want to pay you. You should speak with the employer to determine exactly why the pay is being withheld; …if he cannot give sufficient reason, then talk to a lawyer.
If the employer has a reason for doing this it could be possible. You could contact the labor board and ask them about this question.
An employer can withhold not a penny of your paycheck without your prior written permission. Not fed taxes, not social security, not 401K or pension. And not money allegedly …stolen. Employer pays you in full and then sues you for the theft.
The laws for withholding pay are different on a state by state basis in the United States. For example, the State of Arizona does not allow withholding pay by more than five d…ays. Other states have similar restrictions. General contract law requires that if one is employed, then one is scheduled to receive pay no later than at the beginning of the next pay period. This may be two weeks, one half month, monthly, etc. There are US Federal guidelines on when an employer can not pay you. Absent a court order... they may only withhold the portion YOU have indicated to them to withhold, such as taxes. The rest must be timely paid to you.
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If you owe the money they have every right to collect it. Some states limit how much they can take at once but yes, they can do it.
Withholding means that employer is taking funds out of the check for taxes.
Your employer sends it to the federal government to help your income tax bill