Legal Question in Employment Law in Texas
per diem/ payroll deduction
is it legal for employer to with hold unused per diem money from employee wages for travel expenses?
Asked on 9/12/06, 10:39 am
1 Answer from Attorneys
Roger Evans Mathis & Donheiser
Re: per diem/ payroll deduction
If your question is whether it is legal for an employer not to pay you any per diem payments that are not used for your travel expenses, yes it is. The whole concept is to provide you funds to assist you in meeting expenses while traveling on company business. If you don't use that money for company business, it does not "magically" become your money.
Answered on 9/13/06, 12:40 am