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Hi, I worked with a company that does fruit flowers and chocolate. I made a few errors, and they are charging me for the baskets and I gave notice but they tell me I have to pay for the baskets or I wont get my checks I also have autism, which they did not know

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I am very upset because i don't have extra money but i knew they don't like me so I thought I should quit it is in Pa. Painters crossing pa

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At will and part time

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Only will it cost me money because i have none

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Pennsylvania Admin. Code 34:9.1 sets forth the deductions that are permissible under PA law and it specifically requires that any deduction be for the benefit of the employee. This means it would be illegal for your employer to deduct from your wages for the purpose of paying itself back for mistakes you may have made. In general, the EMPLOYER must bear the risk of any mistakes. This is just part of doing business, and an employer cannot shift that responsibility onto its employees. So, not only can they not deduct from your wages, they probably have no recourse against you whatsoever to collect the "damages" they claim you caused.

Pennsylvania Stat. 43:260.5 requires employers to pay ALL final earned wages to a departing employee by the next regularly scheduled payday. It would be wise to inform your employer of this obligation, as well as the rule against deductions from wages, and let your employer know that you expect your final payment by the next regularly scheduled payday without any deductions. If they don't pay you all your wages, you can file a wage claim to collect what you are owed here.

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