What is an "unauthorized deduction" from payroll in California?

My previous employer took money out of my pay when people walked out, which caused me a lot of distress. I'm wondering if that's wage theft  


It's a bar in Palm Springs. I was working as a waiter part time for a few weeks during October and November. 

3 Answers

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Any deduction of your wages that you didn't give permission to take is unauthorised

  • 1 month ago

    It is a deduction of anything other than what is allowed by law that you did not authorize.

  • A
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You should contact your local labor board, and file a complaint, they will investigate and advise you

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