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  • Connecticut Clock in-out withholding wages

    Hello,
    My employer is trying to take half of my commission. I am a salaried employee. The company has a policy of 3 strikes per quarter. 3 missed clock in/outs constitute taking of half of commission. We have a handbook, but this policy is not included in the handbook. My question is: Is it legal for them to withhold my commission for missing clock ins/outs?

    I found this for Connecticut Labor Laws:
    Withholding of part of wages. (Sec. 31-71e). No employer may withhold or divert any portion of an employee's wages unless (1) the employer is required or empowered to do so by state or federal law, or (2) the employer has written authorization from the employee for deductions on a form approved by the commissioner, or (3) the deductions are authorized by the employee, in writing, for medical, surgical or hospital care or service, without financial benefit to the employer and recorded in the employer's wage record book.

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    They can't withhold your wages but you can be disciplined up to & including being fired for not clocking in/out.
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      Having said what Betty3 said, however, does the commission agreement allow for reductions as a disciplinary action?

      You say you are a "salaried employee". Salaried is merely a pay method. Are you exempt or nonexempt? What are the commissions for? That may make a difference.
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