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Employment Law/State regulations regarding new job description


I work for a non profit organization who provides supports for people who happen to have developmental disabilities. My question is, is it legal for my organization, who resides in NY state, to ask their management staff to replace any funds that go missing or can not be accounted for? They've recently re-penned job descriptions and are asking management to sign their new job descriptions.

Mike - Well, they can ask, but they cannot require repayment if they do not know how the money went missing.  Deductions from paychecks for monies that are missing is an illegal act.  Even if you sign something, which I do not recommend, you have the right at each instance when a deduction is proposed to refuse to allow the deduction.  Employers are not permitted to make any other than standard deductions (taxes, insurance, union dues, etc.) without the written consent of the employee.  

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Margaret M. deMarteleire


I can answer most questions about employment law, federal or state. I am an attorney, not an HR professional, so questions about HR careers, coursework, prospects, etc. are not within my scope.


Attorney for 20 years, currently working exclusively with employment law - FLSA, FMLA, federal contracts, pay, etc.

Temple University School of Liberal Arts, BA, Rhetoric & Communication, 1982 Temple University School of Law, JD, 1990 Certificate in HR, Cornell University ILR School, 2006

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