Q: I am a self employed person and got into an accident, my fault, but my bosses want me to reimburse them for the damages
Are my bosses allowed to make me reimburse them for the towing fees, and their deductible for the accident also if I don't they will hold my paychecks. I am no longer working for them
Also they constantly blamed me for their bank accounts getting frozen when I went to go deposit my paychecks from them
Not sure how you are self employed and have bosses at the same time. Regardless, it likely depends on the business arrangement/contract you had with your bosses, which was hopefully in writing. Generally, if you agreed to be responsible for the vehicle, you are likely responsible.
T.C.A. § 50-2-103(g) states: "Any employee who leaves or is discharged from employment shall be paid in full all wages or salary earned by the employee no later than the next regular pay day following the date of dismissal or voluntary leaving, or twenty-one (21) days following the date of discharge or voluntary leaving, whichever occurs last. No employer shall, by any means, secure an exemption from this subsection (g)."
First, if the crash wasn't your fault, no. Second, barring a separate agreement they can't hold you responsible. Depending on your pay may be a wage hour violation to hold your check. Question is are you likely to have to work for these idiots again? If so, some discretion may be the better part of valor.
A lot depends on if you were a sub etc. Even as a contractor, if you can't get comp for any injuires in the crash there may be medpay on the policy. A lot to find out.
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