Employee Quiting with Wages Owed to Employer

Employee took vacation and then quit and owes wages to Employer. What is Ohio's law regarding deducting wages from last paycheck?

Everything I am searching says Ohio law is silent on the issue.

Also, can a public/private employer state this action in Employment handbook?

1 answer  |  asked May 20, 2008 3:21 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
Employers cannot make deductions without the employee's consent

Google Ohio revised code 4113.15 for Ohio's wage payment law. In a nutshell, you cannot make deductions unless the employee authorized them without running a risk of a $200 penalty. Putting something in your employee handbook will not override this law.

Neil Klingshirn

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  May 21, 2008 12:32 PM [EST]

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