The restaurant, bar and food service industry continues to be one of the most highly abused industries when it comes to complying with California Employment law. Restaurant employees are often cheated out of their hard-earned wages, and employers are constantly subjected to costly wage-and-hour litigation which undermines the successes of the business.
California Labor Code section 221 prohibits employers from making any deductions from an employee’s wages. However, section 221 is a general rule and, we all know, every general rule comes with exceptions. California Labor Code section 224 provides for four exceptions which allow your employers to make certain deductions from your paycheck. They include: