NJ Employment Law | What Can Your Employer Deduct From Your Paycheck?

By Thomas McKinney

NJ Employment Law prevents employers from deducting certain things from your paycheck.  Typically, an employer can deduct tax withholdings, union dues, garnishments for child support or spousal support, any loss to the company that was caused by your misconduct or gross negligence, or any deductions that you expressly authorized the employer to make.  You employer cannot require that you pay for certain food or lodging.  In most cases you are entitled to reimbursement for the purchase of any uniform or tools required to perform your job.

NJ Employment Law does not allow your employer to deduct money from your salary, bonus or other compensation because you allegedly owe them money.  This must be handled by your employer filing a lawsuit with the NJ Superior Court or Small Claims Court.  We have seen numerous examples where employers deduct money that they claim is owed by the employee.

If you have any questions regarding what can your employer deduct from your paycheck or NJ Employment Law, contact our NJ Employment Lawyers.

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.