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Hi I have a question regarding tardiness as a teacher

Lawyer's Assistant: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

NJ i work at a private school. they pay way less than a a public school employee. their salary is less than half a difference.

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

Well, I am full time for a 10 months contract. but i didnt sign anything that says that the money will be deducted if i am late. neither was i provided any teacher handbook

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes, my question is, can they deduct from my salary for being late for 5-10 minutes. especially, if i was not aware of it before accepting the job.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Unfortunately, the employer can do this. The employer may deduct from your salary or hours for being absent from work, which includes being late. However, the amount of deduction cannot pro rate exceed the period of absence from work.

This is true for all employees - teachers or not, public or private school.

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