Can an employer fine employees for not getting there paperwork/expenses done within a certain time period

If any expense goes over five days old, they
withhold that money from your check and fine
25 fir each one, which they don’t refund after
expenses are completes

Asked on January 19, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

They can do this IF they give you prior warning of the policy, which they apparently have done, before imposing the fine or the delay in payment. If you continue working there after having notice of the policy, you can be considered to have agreed to it (since if you refused to work under those conditions, you could have quit and sought other employment). Your agreement would make this legal, because employee pay may be debited with employee consent or agreement.


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