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In Wisconsin, employers can only deduct for loss, theft, damage, or faulty workmanship if the employee authorizes the deduction in writing after the incident happens and before any deductions are taken.
No employer may make any deduction from the wages earned by any employee for faulty workmanship, lost or stolen property, or damage to property, unless:
If an unauthorized deduction is made, the employer may be liable for twice the amount of the deduction.
No. An employer may not deny an employee the right to disagree with fault for the particular incident of loss.
No. A signature required for any other purpose (to endorse a check, to sign a time sheet) cannot serve the dual purpose of authorizing a deduction.