Unauthorized Deductions

Is Your Employer Taking Unauthorized Deductions From Your Pay?

Massachusetts law generally prohibits employers from withholding payment of wages without an employee’s authorization. As an employee, you can and should expect to see withholdings taken out for Social Security, FICA, and state/federal taxes. Deductions for services like insurance, union dues, and retirement contributions are also permissible.

But, many other forms of common payroll deductions are illegal. For example, employers cannot reduce your wages for alleged property damage; alleged failure to return company materials; uniforms; use of company equipment such as cell phones and credit card processing equipment; certain fines; and register shortages.

If your employer has deducted from your wages for these or any other reason, contact Regan Strom today for a free, confidential consultation to learn how we can help you and advocate for the wages you’ve earned.

Our attorneys are experts in all types of employment litigation, and we have an excellent track record. If you need legal representation for an employment law issue, you can depend on us. We’ll develop an intelligent strategy tailored to your specific situation and fight aggressively for you.

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