is this legal

I work at McDonalds. My owner wants to deduct a dollar from our pay checks each time our drive through time goes over 200 seconds. is this legal

1 answer  |  asked May 30, 2008 11:48 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
Your employer cannot make deductions from your pay without your approval

Once you earn your pay, your employer cannot make deductions without your approval. Ohio revised code section 4113.15 provides employees with a remedy if the employer makes such a deduction.

An employer can, however, structure your pay how it sees fit, so long as it pays you at least the minimum wage. Therefore, if the new policy is applied to future pay periods only, the practice of paying you an amount equal to $X.00 per hour times Y hours minus $1.00 times each time the drive through goes over 200 seconds, that is probably legal.

Crummy, but probably legal.

If you have the option of going to work for Arby's across the street, consider doing it. That will probably end the employer's new policy.



posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  May 30, 2008 12:29 PM [EST]

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