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Don’t Withhold Pay as Punishment

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Q. When an employee fails to clock in or out properly, our payroll department withholds that day's pay until the next pay period as a form of employee discipline. My understanding is that an employer can't hold back portions of pay as punishment. Am I right? —J.A., Georgia

A. Yes, you are. Generally, an employer must set regular paydays and pay all earned wages of an employee on time, regardless of whether the employee has punched a time clock, quit without notice, produced satisfactory work or provided any other form or required document.

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