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Can we dock a worker for not wearing a company shirt?

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Q. I own a construction company. We require all employees to wear a company shirt. If an employee does not wear a company shirt, he or she is assessed a $25 per day penalty, which is deducted from the next paycheck. Is this penalty legal?

It depends. While disciplinary deductions from pay are allowed under federal wage-and-hour laws, Ohio’s wage payment statute (Ohio Rev. Code sec. 4113.15) permits deductions from an employee’s wages only for certain specific purposes:

  1. The purchase of U.S. savings bonds or corporate stocks or bonds
  2. A charitable contribution
  3. Deposits to a credit union savings or other regular savings program
  4. Repayment of a loan or other obligation
  5. Other deductions authorized by the employee.

In this case, it is unclear whether the employee authorized the deduction. At a minimum, I would want to see a signed, written authorization in which the employee certifies that he or ...(register to read more)

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