My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Pennsylvania
I'm paid a base salary + production (percentage of my total production for the month). On multiple occasions, my employer has found production that was erroneously credited to me instead of the business in general for previous pay periods. When this error is discovered, they deduct that amount from my next paycheck, in some cases 6 months later.
I should point out that these overpayments are occurring because of errors of other staff, usually because of confusion on where a particular revenue item should be credited, not because of any error by me. And I understand that this is an overpayment and I have not earned the money. Finally, there is no mention of how to deal with overpayments in my contract.
My questions are:
1. Is it legal to deduct this from my paycheck without my permission or any negotiations regarding how I should pay this back?
2. Does it matter that this is production salary instead of base salary?