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My employer is trying to deduct my wages for a bus ticket

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My employer is trying to deduct my wages for a bus ticket home.
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: The employer explained that after two weeks of work that I would be home but the route home wasn't assured
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: I started part time then accepted to go full time under those conditions
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's the main points but I also have messages of being attacked for quitting, so I was told since I quit that the ticket will be taken out of my pay

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Unless you agreed in writing ahead of time, your employer may NOT deduct expenses or any other claims form your wages. All the law permits, without your prior agreement is the standard payroll deductions.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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