My daughters friend had his tips and money stolen from his place of employment. They have to hold there money til end of day. He sat his money down for manager to use restroom who walked away and the money was stolen. They made him pay the money then terminated his employment a few days later. They even posted they dont believe he stoled the money.
No. Losses through theft, drive-offs, dine-and-dashes, and so forth, are considered part of the cost of doing business. The employer cannot deduct those losses from an employee's pay. What the employer can do is terminate the employee, and then sue the employee in civil court to recoup the money.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, and we've never met, so I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
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