Houston, TX asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: My boss took money out of my account with out telling me. Is this legal.

My boss gave me to heads up she was taking money out of my check. I am paid salary and never has she ever not paid me for days the shop was closed but for some reason she thought it would be ok to not pay me or the rest of the company salary or not for the 30th and 31st is December 2019 with out informing them ahead of time, or letting me know I could of used vacation days She also had her 7 year old granddaughter hand me a Christmas card with $200 cash in it never explaining that it was not a Christmas bonus as it may seem but it’s actually a pay advance out of the next check. So when I got my check there was $400 missing. Is this even legal? I’m not the only one she did this to.

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Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson

A: More facts are needed to fully evaluate your situation. However, in certain circumstances, deductions from an employee's salary are permissible if the employee is absent from work for one full day or more full days. It would not be permissible to deduct if an employee is only absent for a half day, or due to the operating requirements of the business. Consider reaching out to an attorney in your state for an evaluation. Especially if the deductions continue.

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