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post #1 of Old 06-10-2014, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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Who pays when an employee breaks something?

What is your policy when an employee breaks something at a house? Does the company have to cover the total cost? Does the employee have to pay for any of it?
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post #2 of Old 06-10-2014, 03:30 PM
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Hi Kim,
We do have insurance but it's a 500 dollar deductible. So if it's less then 500.00 the company pays. Accidents happen, I would never make my employee pay.
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post #3 of Old 06-10-2014, 09:45 PM
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If I had to guess, I don't think it's possible within the law for you to make an employee pay for a broken item. I could be wrong. But I bet if you took that employee to small claims court the judge would rule in favor of the employee to NOT have to pay.

I do know for a fact that you can NOT keep the money out of an employees check to pay for it.
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post #4 of Old 06-10-2014, 10:57 PM
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I will have to agree with sprint car.
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