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Nope. Illegal. He could get into big trouble. Even if you totally screwed up they can't take from your cheque. They could fire you for not following policy, but if you followed company policy they can't do a thing. The poster above is right. Get a lawyer or call the employment commission. The number will be on a poster near the time clock. This is very illegal. I work for a company that cashes checks and it would be wrong for them to pull it from YOUR check. If you cash a bad check they may write you up or fire you over it, but there should be no reason for them to take money from you.

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Q: Can an employer withhold money from your check if you work for a company that accepts checks for purchase and the check bounces but it was not your own check but one accepted from a customer?
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Can your employer withhold your pay if you fail to report in sick?

He can for the day that you claimed to be sick.

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An employer must pay at least minimum wage for any hours worked. You should call a lawyer.

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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.

What is the form w-4?

The W-4 is used by your employer to withhold the correct federal tax from your income. You must fill it out and return it to your employer.

Is employer able to take out workmen comp on your paycheck if you have to pay tax every year for being self employed?

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It's not an option for him, by law, your employer MUST withhold these taxes from your pay.

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Absolutely "NO". They cannot charge to withhold taxes. They can charge to withhold a garnishment if instructed by the court.

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