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  • withholding from paycheck

    I work in Ohio and want to know if it is legal to withhold money from an employees paycheck if it is owed to the company.

  • #2
    That depends on what kind of "owing" you are talking about. Insurance premiums? Overused vacation time? A personal loan from the owner? Balance due to the company store? Tuition reimbursement owed back to the employer per contract?
    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.


    • #3
      money owed

      A salary employee that is actually upper management took two of the companies employees to do work at his home while they were on company time, therefore the wages that were paid to the individuals for that time is owed back to the company. Should the individual who had them working in his home pay the wages back?


      • #4
        That is strictly between the company and the employee who used the other employees. However, I would recommend doing this as an arm's length transaction NOT through payroll. This is a personal debt that should be handled with an agreement/contract.
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