Paynesville, MN asked in Employment Law for Minnesota

Q: Can my former employer withhold wages for not returning my employee handbook?

My former employer is withholding my wages for not returning my employee handbook. I’ve read the handbook front to back numerous times, it doesn’t state anything about being penalized for not returning it. I’ve also never signed anything or been verbally told otherwise on the matter

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Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell

A: This could violate the Fair Labor Standards Act if the deduction of wages results in you making less than minimum wage for all hours worked.

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