As long as you have the employees written consent, then it is typically legal to enforce this policy. However, such deductions should not reduce the employees wages to less than the state minimum wage
and the consent must be freely given by the employee at the time the deduction is made, so the previously signed stipulations are not likely to be enough.
Unfortunately, such a practice can invite an investigation by the state DOL if an employee complains to them. To avoid this, some employers require employees to use their own credit cards and submit expense reports or resort to some other form of discipline (written warnings typically) instead of wage withholding.
Please press the ACCEPT button so I may be credited and paid for my time by Justanswer.com. Positive feedback and a BONUS are always appreciated.
NOTE: The law sometimes does not provide the answer we hoped it would. Please consider that I devote time to providing answers whether it benefits you or not and hope you don’t choose to shoot the messenger.
As always, I am available to clarify the answers for you. Thank you and the best of luck.