Can your boss take your paycheck without your consent

My general manager is also my landlord.
I have been ill and missed work and
fell behind on rent. I am working on a
way to get the back rent paid but my
boss just took my pay from me.

Asked on April 12, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

An employeer can never withold an employee's paycheck. This is a violation of the law, so you can report this action to your state's department of labor and file a wage claim. That having been said, this does not means that you don't owe the money; it's just that the proper way for your "landlord" to get paid is to take you to court (if necesary).


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