An employer can only make deductions from an employee’s final paycheck that are required under federal or Oregon law, such as garnishments or taxes, that an employee has authorized for his or her own benefits, such as medical insurance premiums, that are authorized by a collective bargaining agreement, or that are required to repay a cash loan to an employee who has signed a loan agreement and who has used the loan proceeds for his or her sole benefit. However, a deduction for a personal loan cannot exceed 25% of the employee’s disposable earnings, or the amount in excess of $170.00 per week, whichever is less.
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