Not sure about ND law on this, but every state I have seen does not allow an employer to do that.
This response is only general information and is not legal advice. It does not form an attorney-client relationship and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. You should seek a qualified attorney before taking any action related to your inquiry.
Employers do this all the time, but they aren't supposed to do it. I suggest either quitting before the money is taken out and paid to them, or politely asking for your money back. Another option would be to file a wage claim for wage theft against your employer, that'll force them to give it back to you. Of course, the next time you do something that's a fireable offense, they'll probably fire you then, but you wouldn't have to suffer through your current employer anymore. I advise you to look for a new job anyway, it sounds like your current employer is not such a good boss.
This answer is not "legal advice" and should not serve as a substitute for the advice of an attorney who is licensed in your applicable jurisdiction. The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and the recipient of these answers assumes all risk and expressly agrees to seek the advice of the appropriate counsel for his or her situation. Should any formal legal advice be sought, the recipient should contact our law firm at the appropriate phone number or email address.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline