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Louisiana law does allow an employer to deduct fines from an employee's wages when the employee damages the employer's property. Rev. Stat., Section 23:635. The fine cannot exceed the amount of the damaged caused by the employer, and it cannot bring the employee's total wages for the pay period below the federal minimum wage. Since the tow bill is something additional to the damage caused, the employer would need to sue separately for that amount. If you were to deduct the wrecker bill on top of the cost of the actual damage, the employee could sue, and a judge could order you to pay his attorney's fees - which could get expensive.
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I'm afraid that's not going to be covered by the statute. You can sue him for the cost of the bill, but if you deduct it directly from his pay, you run the risk that he'll sue you for damages.
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