32.0333 Deductions from wages.

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It is unlawful for any person to deduct and return any part or portion of any compensation earned by any employee except where required by a Federal or Territorial statute or by court process or when such deductions are authorized in writing by the employee, provided that deductions for fines may not be so authorized.

History: 1965, PL 9-23.

Case Notes:

It is generally unlawful to garnish more than 25% of an individual’s disposable earnings, or to deduct earnings unless the employee has agreed in writing. 15 U.S.C. § 1673; A.S.C.A. § 32.0333. Sa’aga v. Sa’aga, 20 A.S.R.2d 18 (1991).