My employer takes money out of our checks if out register turns up short. So if my drawer is short $5, they take that out of my paycheck.
That is unlawful unless you have signed a consent. You work for a lawless jerk. File a complaint with IDOL and get another job. A jerk will always find new ways to be a jerk.
No they cannot unless you sign an express written agreement at the time they take it. As Mr. Cameron suggested, complain with the Department of Labor.
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