Employee In Debt to Employer?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors:

Can an employee owe an employer money?

Signed, Money Trapped

Dear Money Trapped:

There are circumstances where an employee may owe money to an employer, but usually they know why they owe the money and it’s been agreed upon. For example, an employee might pay for special training or for uniforms. An employer could also say an employee owes money for damage to an item or because the cash drawer is short or for similar situations. If the employee signed a contract, he or she is responsible for paying the employer. If not, the employer might have a hard time collecting.

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