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HB 2546 - Authorizes Company Equipment Cost Deductions from an Employee's Final Paycheck - West Virginia Key Vote

Tim Armstead Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Company Equipment Cost Deductions from an Employee's Final Paycheck

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-8) -

Title: Authorizes Company Equipment Cost Deductions from an Employee's Final Paycheck

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (61-35) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Company Equipment Cost Deductions from an Employee's Final Paycheck

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes employers to deduct the cost of unreturned equipment from an employee's final paycheck.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes employers to deduct the actual replacement cost of employer-owned equipment that is not returned by an employee from such employee’s final paycheck (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that equipment must meet the following criteria in order to be subject to this statute (Sec. 1):

    • The equipment was provided to the employee for use in the course of employment;

    • The property is valued in excess of $100; and

    • The employee has signed a statement agreeing to return the property and acknowledging that the replacement cost may be deducted.

  • Requires employers to inform employees by certified mail of the replacement cost of such property and make a demand for its return, including a deadline by which return is expected (Sec. 1).

  • Requires employers to return withheld wages to employees who return such property by the deadline specified in the notification (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Company Equipment Cost Deductions from an Employee's Final Paycheck

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