Can an employer charge me for the costs of business cards? in colorado?

Can an employer charge me for the costs of business cards? as a commissioned sales person

Asked on July 13, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless this action violates the terms of an employment contract or the like, it is legal. Workers can be required to pay for costs of their employment. For example, many time empoyees are responsible for paying for their own uniforms, tools, etc. 

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, your employer may do this. There is no law preventing employers from charging employees for uniforms (this is not uncommon), tools or equipment or supplies, or, in this case, business cards. Employees can be made to foot some of the costs of their employment.


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