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Old 04-13-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
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i work at this shop, and damaged a customer's transmission, now my boss and owner of the shop is trying to hold $500 from me to pay for repairs. my friend told me that it is illegal for a employer to withhold a employee's wages, for accidents at the work place, and that the shop is the one thats suppose to pay for repairs. can somebody send me a link to prove this, so i can show the owner so they wont hold my money back from me?

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Why did you damage a customer's transmission?
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What shop do you work at?

Just to make sure nobody from here takes their car there.
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What shop do you work out?

Just to make sure nobody from here takes their car there.
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What shop do you work out?

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crap, would help if I typed the correct word
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i work at this shop, and damaged a customer's transmission, no my boss and owner of the shop is trying to hold $500 from me to pay for repairs. my friend told me that it is illegal for a employer to withhold a employee's wages, for accidents at the work place, and that the shop is the one thats suppose to pay for repairs. can somebody send me a link to prove this, so i can show the owner so they wont hold my money back from me?
like a bull in a china shop. I don't think your boss is going to let you run water nevermind working on a tranny again.
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crap, would help if I typed the correct word
Am I reading it wrong, because it looks right to me.
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Am I reading it wrong, because it looks right to me.
I fixored it, check the quotes
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i work at this shop, and damaged a customer's transmission, no my boss and owner of the shop is trying to hold $500 from me to pay for repairs. my friend told me that it is illegal for a employer to withhold a employee's wages, for accidents at the work place, and that the shop is the one thats suppose to pay for repairs. can somebody send me a link to prove this, so i can show the owner so they wont hold my money back from me?
dang. no idea.

heh. when i was a teen, i worked at monro muffler. this tweaker dude from san fran, mark, did a brake job and lowered the lift. he asked me to move it out since he was all dirty. i hopped in the thing, and didn't pump the brakes. i reversed off of the lift, out the door, through the parking lot, over a median, over a tree and into a wall.

i walked in, handed the keys to the manager and told him what happened. the lady was heated, but monro insurance took care of her.

at the same place, i had my old civic parked out front. the manager was pulling rubbermaid garbage cans from the shop and putting them on the back of a truck to bring to the dumpster. while i was watching, one fell off the truck and hit my hood. he didn't tell me ****, however i walked out and looked- there was a big *** dent on the front of my hood. i walked over to the acura dealership next door, got an estimate, which included a new hood and paint blending all the way through the fenders to the doors. i handed the estimate to the manager, he didn't say a word and handed it upstairs and i got a check in a few days.

none of this was dishonest, but it just shows that these places pay big money for insurance to cover practically anything and everything.
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If you were negligent, you should pay for it. Why should the shop pay for your idiocy?

(If you weren't negligent, please excuse this post)

Oh, and either way, you're getting fired
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I'm pretty sure this is a business expense. If the shop legitimately hired you I'm pretty sure they assume liability for certain things that you do, such as this.

Maybe someone else can show you something official proving this.

I remember one time I broke the back window of a truck that I had been working with and I was like just take it out of my pay because I was like 16 and had no idea what it was going to cost. The owner was just like, don't worry about it, it's a business expense.
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I fixored it, check the quotes
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I had to read the quotes over and over because even though you wrote the wrong word, I was still reading it the right way with at so I didn't notice.
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Just wait, so your employer is holding 500$ out of your check? I don't care if you have 20 grand worth of the companies equipment and they fire you and you refuse to return the stuff, they still CANNOT hold money from you. That is completely illegal and HIGHLY frowned upon. Courts do not mess around with this.

for dumbass employers not knowing laws.
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If you want your job and they won't fire you if you pay for the damages, then go ahead. If they are firing you and making you pay the damages then don't bother, and file a claims if they withhold your pay.
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I can't speak for CA, but garnishing wages like that is completely illegal in AZ, so I'm willing to bet it is there too.
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they have insuranace for this. you should not be paying for it.
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Why did you damage a customer's transmission?
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Just to make sure nobody from here takes their car there.
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Illegal in MA.
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don't show up for work again. get your last check and call it a day. you're through no matter what. you don't have to pay the $500 but they are going to can you pronto if you do pay it. if you quit tomorrow and don't receive all you're owed it's $35 for small claims here. check your local area.
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Did a google and I guess it is illegal for any employer to hold your check for hours that you were working.

You will need to call your local labor board and file a report if they decide to keep your money
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http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSE/
Check it out or give them a call.
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What kind of bullshit shop do you work at? That ****ing blows!

Mistakes (sometimes costly) are a part of the business. Shit happens all the time, the key is for your to learn from it and not do it again. I can't imagine any of the shops I've worked at pulling some BS like that.

Find a shop that treats it's employees like humans.
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In CA, he cannot withhold wages. Period. ENDOSTORY

Are you an independent contractor, or an employee?

Did you sign a contract to work as an employee? Dig that up.

Do you get a W2 or a 1099?

If you are an employee, then all work you do as an employee is under the company, hence, under the insurance that the company must have to work.

edd.ca.gov

Look up about withholding wages. Tell him you will file a claim if not paid. Tell him that if a claim is filed they might send an auditor go to his shop. If he is like most shops, he wants an auditor nowhere near his shop. Is he under reporting? If he is, you can also "snitch" him out to the state.

Now it's end thread.
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