employer stealing from my paycheck

my father has been working for as a auto mechanic for 6 years. he earns 50 % percent of all the work that he does at this shop. he gets paid every seven days but gets deducted 20 dollars for absolutely nothing. now the question can my father and get every dime this employer has stolen from him?

1 answer  |  asked Sep 26, 2006 5:43 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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David M. Lira
Deductions from Pay

New York State law greatly restricts the deductions that can be taken from an employee's paycheck. Essentially, only two types of deductions are allowed: those required by law or order of court (such as for income taxes and garnishments) and those to which the employee consents.

Unlawful deductions can be recovered either with the aide of the New York State Department of Labor, or through a lawsuit. If the amount is small enough, you could even go through Small Claims Court.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Sep 27, 2006 09:35 AM [EST]

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