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  • Legal to remove money from check?

    I live in Michigan and have just obtained a job as a cashier at a retail store. I was told by another employee that if my register is over $2.00 short, the store takes it out of my check. Is this legal, if I didn't sign anything to that effect? All I filled out was the usual paperwork: W2, at will employee contract (doesn't mention this), and application.

    thanks for any information regarding this,

    nmtsaki

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    Probably not but since you've just started, aren't yet familiar with with company policies, and for all you know this co-worker is just blowing smoke, why don't you ask your supervisor what their policy is on cash shortages and overages? If and when a shortage is ever deducted from your paycheck, then you may contact your State's department of labor and file a complaint.

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      Michigan's law on paycheck deductions: 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 CBA, employers may not ded. any amt. for such things as union dues, charitable contributions, credit union deposits, etc. w/o written consent.
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