Pay Deductions Explained: What You Can and Can’t Deduct from Employees’ Pay

Summary of Webinar
Pay withheld from employee earnings typically includes income tax, health insurance, and social security contributions, but there are many other areas that may cause confusion for even the savviest HR manager. The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) permits employers to deduct the reasonable cost of some items, even if the employee’s earnings drop below the minimum wage such as meals and lodging, employer-provided transportation, instructional costs like tuition, and deductions that benefit the employee.

Webinar Highlights

  • Types of pay-based deductions permissible under federal law
  • Practical tips for making payroll deductions pertaining to cash shortages, employer-owned property that is damaged or destroyed, jury duty, and more
  • Whether you can require exempt employees to use vacation or PTO when your office is closed and you can’t legally dock their pay
  • When you could be in danger of losing an exemption for making salary deductions for an exempt employee
  • How to develop a policy for making deductions to pay back debts to your organization, such as employees’ loans, advances, and purchases
  • What to do if an employee leaves the company before his or her debt is fully repaid
  • And much more!


Duyen Nguyen – Of Counsel, Weintraub Tobin, Labor & Employment and Litigation

Webinar Schedule
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST Webinar

Cost: $219

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