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  • Can employer deduct errors from paycheck? Michigan

    Cake Decorating Job. Can an employer deduct the cost from your paycheck if you've made an error in decoration on a cake - if the employer/owner decides to credit, refund or replace the cake?

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    If we are talking about federal law only (FLSA), then this is a "for the benefit of the employer" deduction that cannot impact minimum wage or overtime, but would otherwise be legal.
    http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs16.pdf

    Your state is not my state, and I have no opinion on MI state law (if any) on this subject.
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      Michigan - Except for overpayment of wages or benefits, deductions for the benefit of the employer require written consent from an employee for each wage payment subject to the deduction. Except for deductions required or expressly permitted by law or by
      a collective bargaining agreement, employers may not deduct any amount for such
      things as union dues, charitable contributions, credit union deposits, etc., without
      written consent.
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