Except for taxes and lawful garnishments, Oregon wage and hour law prohibits employers from taking payroll deductions from wages without the employee’s (your) prior written authorization. 

In addition, Oregon employers must provide an itemized statement showing all deductions from your paycheck.  When employers take unlawful deductions, they are likely failing to pay all wages owed when due – another separate violation!  For which there is a separate statutory penalty in addition to the penalty for unlawful deductions. 

If you think your employer has made an unlawful deduction from your pay, CONTACT Leiman Law, PC for a FREE, no obligation consultation