Is it legal for your employer to make it mandatory that you get direct deposit in Florida

Is it legal

Asked on April 5, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Employers in some states may require employees to use direct deposit (or paycards). However, the employee must be allowed to choose the bank or other financial institution where the deposit will be made. However, in other states, ordering direct deposit (or the use of paycards) is prohibited, that is without the written permission of the employee. In FL, appears that direct deposit cannot be mandated which means that an employee must agree to it. To be cetain of your rights you can contact your state's department of labor or place a call in to a local employment law attorney.


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