Many employers have real concerns about avoidable expenses resulting from employee damage to company property. Some employers have specific policies requiring employees to reimburse for the damages often in the form of payroll deductions or a deduction from the employee’s final paycheck. A common question, however, is whether or not such a workplace policy is appropriate.
Does it matter if the damage was accidental or caused by gross negligence, dishonest or willful acts (i.e., theft), or intentional misconduct? Does the employer need written authorization to make the deduction? What is the impact of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act?
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