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Asked on: 11/21/02, 9:44 am

Wage Garnishments due to Cash Shortages

Is it legal for an employer to hold a cashier accountable for any cash shortages by deducting the shortages out of his/her paycheck? If so, are there proper procedures that must be followed in order to deduct the shortages legally? For example, if the cashier has no way of knowing at the end of his/her shift how much money was made during the shift, therefore, not able to verify for himself/herself that a cash shortage exists, can the cashier be made to repay the shortage? When the manager counts the money from the drawer alone in an office and claims a cashier has a shortage, is that also legal to make the cashier repay the shortage?

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