I came into work this morning and there's a sign posted in our back office saying we're a carton short on cigarettes (it's a gas station) and that everyone will have to help pay for the missing cigarettes. There's no proof on how or when they went missing, just a note saying we all have to pay. I barely make enough to pay my bills, much less pay for someone else's mistakes. Can they do this?
Unless you consented and authorized this, I am very doubtful. Ohio law has very limited exceptions allowing for payroll deductions. That said, your employer could simply elect to fire you for no reason or a bad or even a made up reason.
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