Re: Wages Withheld Because Cash Gift Retroactively Turned into Cash Advance
I can understand that the employer would want the cash back if the employee quit shortly thereafter & w/o notice.
However, the final paycheck cannot be withheld. In Ks. upon termination, voluntary or involuntary, employees must be paid their final paycheck on the next regularly scheduled payday when they would have received payment for those wages had employment not ended. Payment must be either through regular pay channels or by mail postmarked within the deadline if requested by the employee.
Even if this was a cash advance, in Ky. deductions from paychecks can only be made for cash advances that the employee requested & with their written authorization.
Your friend should put in a claim/complaint with the state DOL.
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