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Thank you for the information and your question. No, an employer in Texas may not make you pay the tab in the situation you described. There are very few situations in which an employer can make deductions (which would include making the employee pay) out of the employee's wages. Those are limited, in general, to deductions required by law, for the benefit of the employee, or those previously agreed to in writing. You can see a complete discussion of the law in Texas, and also look at the form the employer can have an employee sign for deductions (which does not include paying customer tabs) by going to the following links:
All that said, an employer may take disciplinary action, including termination, if an employee does not follow workplace policies or rules, so that is something to keep in mind. Please feel free to ask for clarification if needed. If none is needed, then if you could take a moment to leave a positive rating in the box above, I will receive credit for assisting you today. Let me know if you do not see the ratings box. Thank you
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