Is it legal for a boss to take money out of your check when the cash register comes up short even if there are more than 2 people that handle the cash register?

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Is it legal for a boss to take money out of your check when the cash register comes up short even if there are more than 2 people that handle the cash register?

Asked on December 4, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country it is illegal for one's employer to unilaterally debit from an employee's pay check money when the cash register is short on sales versus receipts under any circumstances. If this has happened to you I suggest that you consult with your local representative with your department of labor.


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