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Can an employer withhold some of your paycheck if the person

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Can an employer withhold some of your paycheck if the person that is reviewing your work is gone for A death in the family? Such as mileage and evaluating you work.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
No, it is against the fair labor standards act for an employer to withhold wages due to an employee.
If you are an independent contractor and not an employee, then the company could potentially take such time to make the review that is reasonable and necessary.
However, under the fair labor standards act and wage act, an employee must be paid for their work on their regularly scheduled pay date and failure to do so is grounds to sue the employer for up to 3 times the amount of wages due as damages for them violating the wage act.