My wife is a travel agent and sometimes makes mistakes that could result in her company having to pay a vendor a fee for the mistake. For example, forgetting to cancel a hotel room on time might result in the vendor wanting to be paid a fee for one night at the Hotel. She has always been able to correct the problem without getting her employer involved. But her employer has stated that they will dock her pay check to pay for any fees that they incur as a result of her errors. Is this legal in Ohio? If your employer forced you to sign a form as a condition of employment stating that you will be responsible for any fees incurred for mistakes made, is it then legal for your employer to deduct these fees from your pay? Isn't this really just part of the cost of doing business for an employer?2 answers | asked Oct 30, 2009 4:36 PM [EST] in Other | applies to Ohio
Historically, employers abused this to the point of placing employees in debt, particularly in company towns. The minimum wage was passed in large part to protect employees from that abuse. For a highly compensated individual, Bruce has some good advice on how to deal with an abusive employer.
posted by Neil Klingshirn | Nov 2, 2009 09:06 AM [EST]
posted by Bruce Elfvin | Oct 30, 2009 4:49 PM [EST]