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Is my employer allow to deduct money from my paycheck without

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Is my employer allow to deduct money from my paycheck without my consent?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
The employer can only make standard deductions from your pay without your express written consent under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which applies in a modified manner in American Samoa. This means that if you have not authorized the deduction from pay, you can file a complaint with the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division and they can assist you.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Ok, this was in regards XXXXX XXXXX training class that I started, I got sick before I could finish, when I tried to get the class rescheduled, my employer complain about it not being authorized even though I was asked prior if there was a class i wanted to take. So i cancelled the course with the company to keep confusion down. Now I was just told 1/11/2011 that i would be charged for the course that I was not allowed to complete. Others here have taken classes without issues of cost or otherwise, it appears that I am being singled out out of pure pettiness. Another employee charged up a cell phone bill with personal usage and nothing was done about it. Since I was not allowed to complete the course there is no failing grade.
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
This depends on if you signed any agreements for the training class. If you did not do so, then they could sue you for the cost, but cannot take it from the check unless you signed something authorizing them to do so.
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