Asked in Employment Law for Missouri

Q: Can a employer withhold damages from an accident that caused my termination out of my final paycheck? I reside in Kan.

It was a non injury no one else involved accident that bent the bumper on a semi truck in a road construction area where the lanes were to close and I scrapped the right side bumper. They said they were taking money out of my check for it. And I know they are going to file an insurance claim on it! I didn't purposely damage the truck it was an accident! Coincidentally the incident happened in Missouri

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1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Grant Pennell
Robert Grant Pennell
  • Manchester, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: An employer may deduct damages caused by you from your paycheck provided doing so does not result in your pay being less than the minimum hourly wage.

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