holding paycheck for not cleaning vehical

My husband works for an electrical company who is holding his paycheck until he cleans out his work van, it is company issued. Is this legal? and for how long can he hold the check. Technically he was hired to do electrical work and that is what he is paid for, not keeping a pristine vehical.

1 answer  |  asked Feb 6, 2004 1:18 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (1)

Ann Lugbill

Your husband is required to do whatever the company wants him to do, provided it is not illegal or violative of specific providion of a union contract.

Under Ohio law, paychecks are not to be delayed for more than two weeks past the end of the pay period for hourly employees.

I hate to say this, but clean the van. The consequences could be more severe ultimately than a delayed paycheck, he can legally be fired for this and it is possible that unemployment compensation could be denied since it could be said that he failed to do his job duties and was insubordinate.

Ann Lugbill

posted by Ann Lugbill  |  Feb 6, 2004 2:41 PM [EST]

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