A frequent issue arises concerning the right of an employer to deduct debts from an employee’s paycheck.  Texas Workforce Commission recognizes three occasions when an employer may make such deductions: 1) in response to an order from a competent court, such as for child support; 2) state or federally mandated withholdings; and 3) when authorized

 Many callers want to know about miscellaneous deductions from a paycheck.  Auto repair shops deduct for lost tools, long haul truck companies deduct for uniforms, everyone deducts for something.  Often, these employers deduct the wrong things in the wrong way.  Under the Texas Payday Statute, an employer can only deduct only what the law