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Can an employer withhold money from your check if you have a shortage in your tilt after a work week?

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2008-05-10 17:57:25
2008-05-10 17:57:25

HELL NO, BY NO MEANS IS THAT LEGAL. On the contrary, a employee that is RESPONSIBLE for a cash float is LEGALLY obligated to make up their cash shortages to the employer. Obviously the better way to do this is to COMMUNICATE with each other, to get the shortage resolved. But in a strictly legal sense the shortage is a DEBT that the employee QWES to the employer. The legal test for this are the following set of questions..............Whose cash was it? Not the workers, but the employers. Who was responsible for it's safety? The worker. Ergo any shortages are the responsibility of the employee to make up. It depends. In the US, if withholding the cash will reduce your pay below minimum wage for the week, then no, they can't. But they CAN write you up or fire you for it, and many employees would prefer to pay the shortage rather than lose their job. That's assuming you are the only person who has access to your till.

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