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  • Can my employer take money out of my paycheck for this?? Georgia

    Hey so I am a supervisor at my place of employment. My manager is trying to make it where no one is carrying their cellphones at work (stupid i know). And he told me that for every cellphone he finds on people, he would take out 1$ out of my paycheck. I was wondering if he could legally do this?
    THANKS!

  • #2
    No, he can't. But he can fire you for not managing your people well enough so that they obey the policy.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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    • #3
      okay .... but thats a REALLLY hard policy to enforce

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      • #4
        Well, that's where being a good manager comes in. The employees do not have a right under the law to carry cell phones at work. If the boss says no cell phones at work, then it's no cell phones at work, whether you, or they, think it makes sense or not.

        Good luck!
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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        • #5
          okay thanks for your feedback.
          how do u know its not legal?
          i would love some proof, so i can actually use it...thanks

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          • #6
            It's legal to say no cell phones at work because there is no law that says it is illegal not to allow them at work. It is up to the employer.
            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

            Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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            • #7
              okay i understand that my employer can force everyone to not have cell phones.

              and according to the person above, he cant take money out of my paycheck b/c ppl have their cell phones....
              i just wanted to see some kind proof i can take to him if he does indeed follow up on his threat.

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              • #8
                Since Georgia doesn't have any law prohibiting such a deduction, you'd have to look to federal law.

                Generally speaking, the employer cannot deduct for anything that is for the employer's benefit.
                http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs16.pdf
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                • #9
                  http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs16.pdf

                  PS -Oops, sorry, Patty. I got up to run a quick errand, came back to submit off my post & yours was there.
                  Last edited by Betty3; 04-16-2009, 12:34 AM. Reason: add PS
                  Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

                  Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Betty3 View Post
                    http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs16.pdf

                    PS -Oops, sorry, Patty. I got up to run a quick errand, came back to submit off my post & yours was there.

                    Hey, at least we got the same answer.

                    Now, go to bed, kiddo.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
                      Now, go to bed, kiddo.
                      Shortly (or so...) Dogs are sleeping.

                      I note you're up.
                      Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

                      Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Betty3 View Post
                        Shortly (or so...) Dogs are sleeping.

                        I note you're up.
                        Yeah, 4:30. *sigh*
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                        • #13
                          I fell asleep at the computer. I just woke up, will delete some spam - then going to bed. Good night - good morning or whatever. 6:45 am cst
                          Last edited by Betty3; 04-16-2009, 03:46 AM.
                          Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

                          Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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                          • #14
                            Thank You Soooo Much Guys!!!!!
                            :]

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                            • #15
                              One other thing I just thought of.

                              Are you exempt by any chance?
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