Consumer Protection Law
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Unless you authorized automatic withdrawals from the account to your employer, the employer cannot access your account without your permission. However, if the employer made a direct deposit to the account in error, the employer can go back to the account to take back the deposit. To prevent the employer from reaching your account in the future, the only guarantee way is to close the account that the direct deposit is associated with and open a new account at another bank altogether.