My employer charges me for any shortage, which I find to be especially ridiculous being they let other people use my drawer while I'm on my break, or doing various other duties required by the job.
I'm aware of laws which disallow deductions from the paycheck, but none which directly state cash payment for such shortages from the register.
Federal law allows it, but NJ does not.
Your employer in NJ can deduct nothing for breakage/shortages. Their remedy is to either report to the police a theft, or to fire you or both.
You can recover this as though it were wages not paid for any other reason.
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