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My son was driving his company van parked to do some

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JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: My son was driving his company van parked to do some concrete cutting an got a parking ticket. His employer deducted the cost of ticket from his pay and his partners pay this was during company time and they do not get reimbursed if they have top pay meters also there is no polcity that they have signed regarding parking tickets incurred while oin the job
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Opps sorry California Bay Area
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: full time employment. I believe at will not sure he was never given any employee handbook or anything
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i think that is all

Hello and thank you for contacting us. This is Dwayne B. and I’m an expert here and looking forward to assisting you today.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
is it illegal for his employer to deduct the cost of the ticket from his paycheck and shouldn the employer be responsible for paying the fine? SDince this was during company time.

The employer is only allowed to deduct the amount of the ticket from his salary if he has signed a document allowing them to do so. Many companies have this type of document contained in the employee's initial paperwork. If they withhold the amount without a written agreement then they are violating the law and his recourse is to report the matter to the department of labor.

However, it is neither required nor normal for a company to be responsible for any tickets received by their employees while on the job.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
o.k. i can understand that if it was a speeding ticket then that would be the employees responsibility. But since there is no written policy or any documentation signed whet his employer did was unlawful and should they be responsible for the parking ticket since they never stated any policy or regulation regarding parking violations? Also note they do not get reimbursed when they have to pay for parking while on the job

Legally and conceptually there is no difference between getting a ticket for speeding or getting a ticket for a parking violation. The only way the employer would be liable is if they had somehow agreed they would be liable.

As far as legalities, if the employee never signed an agreement allowing them to withhold funds directly from his check then they are not allowed to do so.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
o.k. Thank You very much for your information. Very helpful!!

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