What deductions may an employer make from an employee's final paycheck under California law?

An employer can only make deductions from an employee’s final paycheck that are required under federal or California law, that are authorized by the employee for the purposes of contributing to a health or pension plan, or that are authorized by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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