Whether the FLSA effectively prohibits an employer from imposing certain costs (such as for purchasing a uniform) on an employee depends on a variety of factors, including whether it is cost-prohibitive in the particular circumstances.
A recent court decision reaffirms that properly-handled recoupments of minimum-wage supplements advanced against future commission earnings are lawful under the FLSA.
Employers should be careful when considering whether and how to use compensation-based measures as substitutes for more-direct means of managing employee conduct.
The best answer to our January 9 Quick Quiz is, "$200".
What is the most that an employer may deduct from an employee's workweek wages in connection with its prior loan to the employee?
Are the limits the same as the ones we described in our recent Quick Quiz answer?
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act does not prohibit the employer from recouping some of the loss in that workweek, but it does restrict the amount.
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, how much may an employer recover from a non-exempt employee who accepted a "bad" check?