Under California law, it is illegal for an employer:
To make deductions from an employee’s wages due to a mistake or accident resulting in cash shortages, property damage or breakage. According to California courts, mistakes are inevitable and businesses have to bear such losses as normal business expenses.
To deduct expenses such as workers compensation, insurance or claims from an employee’s check.
To take a gratuity that was left for an employee. However, tip sharing or tip pooling is allowed if it is pooled by the employees who directly support customers.
To require employees to pay for uniforms
To required employee to pay any business expenses
To required employee to pay for a medical or physical examination.
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