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As a server, is it illegal for my
employer to make me pay for a customers
ticket if they walk out without paying?
Asked on August 10, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 5 years ago | Contributor
In LA, an employer may not withhold or deduct from an employee’s wages, unless the employee willfully or negligently causes the shortage. Therefore, a "dine and dash" may or may not be able to be held against a worker, depending on the circumstances.
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