Discuss Your Massachusetts Employer’s Unlawful Wage Deductions With An Employment Law Attorney
Most employees understand the concept of normal and expected payroll deductions, such as:
- Federal and state income taxes
- Social Security
- Health insurance, if applicable
- Other agreed-upon deductions, such as retirement accounts or life insurance
What employees do not expect to find on pay stubs are deductions that employers should not be withholding, such as:
- Fees for uniforms
- Recouping of money (without employee’s consent) an employer is owed by an employee for any reason
Other types of wrongfully unpaid wages may not appear on pay stubs, but amount to wage deductions nonetheless:
- Reduction of an employee’s tips through forced tip pooling or withholding of some tips for the employer
- Failure to pay an employee for alleged meal breaks even when the employee does not take meal breaks
In other cases, an employer may have an employee misclassified as an independent contractor in order to avoid paying benefits such as sick leave, vacation time and certain payroll taxes — yet that same employer will simultaneously improperly withhold income taxes and Social Security. The net result is an unlawful wage deduction that may appear legitimate on its face.
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