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My employer is trying to deduct, without written permission,

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My employer is trying...

My employer is trying to deduct, without written permission, monies from my paycheck that they say was overpayment from 2 years ago. This paycheck is also over two weeks late.

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

Alaska

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

Full time

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: Roy Hadavi,
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An employer in Alaska is prohibited from making this type of deduction from your wages. They can require repayment of these amounts, as long as they have proof, and you may agree to the deduction, instead of having to repay them, but they cannot otherwise make this deduction.

Regarding the failure to pay you on time, Alaska law provides that you may seek penalties against your employer for failure to timely pay your wages. The penalty is your daily wages for each day the paycheck is late, up to 90 working days. However, you must provide them a written demand to pay the unpaid wages.

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