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Paycheck Deductions Can Impact Your Income

The rules for paycheck deductions in New York and New Jersey are complex. While an employer may deduct wages for insurance premiums, pension benefits and similar expenses, these deductions must be authorized in writing by, and be for the benefit of, the employee.

Deductions based on a subjective decision of the employer are usually unlawful, and inadequate pay can seriously impact a person’s life. If wages have been deducted from your paycheck without your written consent, the skilled attorneys at Katz Melinger PLLC can help you understand your rights and hold your employer accountable.

A Powerful Advocate For Employees In Labor Disputes

Sometimes, when an employer is unfairly deducting from one employee’s wages, they are doing the same to multiple employees. At Katz Melinger PLLC, our attorneys have the experience to aggressively represent your interests in a class action lawsuit, both in and out of the court room. We can help you initiate a class action or join an existing one. Our attorneys thoroughly research each case and address each client’s concerns individually, so they feel accurately represented. We will also educate you throughout the process to help you make informed decisions about how to proceed.

How To Recognize An Improper Deduction

If your employer has reduced your wages without your prior knowledge or a previous agreement, you may be entitled to more compensation than you think. Improper deductions in pay may include:

  • A deduction for damage caused by an employee
  • A deduction for a potential theft or shortages in the cash register
  • A deduction not previously agreed upon for substandard work
  • Other deductions that are not for the employee’s benefit

Our lawyers have a wide variety of experiences and can help you determine how to proceed with your case. With clients throughout New York and northern New Jersey, we have extensive knowledge of the differences between state and federal employment laws in those areas. We can provide solutions that are both practical and effective.

Call Us To Discuss Your Situation

Call Katz Melinger PLLC today at 212-460-0047 if you feel that your pay has been unreasonably deducted. Our experienced attorneys can help you recover wages that your employer may owe you. You can also send us a message to get started today.