Your employer should not be taking money out of your pay without prior written authorization by you to do so. You should consult your employee manual or handbook to determine if there is a procedure for a short register or missing food items and I urge you to consult with an attorney about any possible claim for a violation of the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this matter.
Neil S. Hyman, Esquire
Law Office of Neil S. Hyman, LLC
4416 East West Highway, Suite 400
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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