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Wisconsin Payroll Deduction Attorneys

If Your Employer Deducts Pay from Your Wages, You May Be Able to Recover Lost Wages

Most employer payroll deductions which bring an employee’s wages below minimum wage are illegal. In addition, an employer cannot make a payroll deduction from an employee’s wages for defective or faulty workmanship, lost or stolen property, or damage to property unless the employee authorizes the payroll deduction in writing after the loss is suffered by the employer.

Moreover, under Wisconsin wage laws, an employer is prohibited from deducting more than $87.00 a week for lodging provided by the employer and $78.00 a week for meals provided by the employer.

If you think your employer may be illegally deducting pay from your wages, Hawks Quindel’s wage and hour team will provide you with a free consultation to answer your questions and evaluate your potential claim. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your wage rights under federal FLSA laws. In Madison, call (800) 610-0040 or (608) 257-0040. In Milwaukee, call (800) 236-3348 or (414) 271-8650, or send us an email.

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