Can an employer take out extra insurance without your consent or knowledge?

There are several questionable practices at my place of employment but today’s event first. I was wondering why my check was short yet again and I noticed on my paystub that more than double my vision insurance and 5 times the dental was taken out. All other employees noticed same at all different amounts when HR was asked why was told that had to pay a month in advance on insurance. When I signed my insurance papers a few months ago I asked will anything change? The insurance rep stated nothing will change not prices and same amount would be taken weekly as my policy did not change. When discussing with other co-worker who has same policies and same amount deducted weekly but yet her so called

Asked on December 28, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

1) No, they cannot take out (or take your money to pay for) extra insurance for you without your consent: you only have to pay for the insurance you agree to take.
2) If your employer takes your money allegedly for "insurance" but simply keeps it (doesn't pay the insurancer provider), there is a word for that: theft. It is a crime--stealing your money. You could report this to police and/or sue to recover the money.


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