Is my employer liable for damage to my car?

Is my employer liable for damage to my car?

In most cases your employer is liable for any damages caused whilst you are driving a company car – within the limits of your contract for the vehicle and its use. If you are an employee and you were at fault in a car accident, in some circumstances your employer may be responsible to pay for the damage you caused.

Can a company make you pay for accidental damage?

You can only require an employee to pay for damaged equipment, if the damage is done on purpose or because of gross negligence. Unless you have video footage of the incident, there is no way to prove why the equipment is damaged unless the employee confesses.

Can an employee be responsible for damage?

In general, all employees are responsible for the proper use of a company’s physical resources and property. In addition, a company does not have a legal duty to bear the cost of replacing or repairing employees’ personal property that has been lost, stolen or damaged at work.

Can an employer deduct pay for a mistake?

No. Your employer cannot deduct from your wages to pay for mistakes. Only if you agree (in writing) that your employer can deduct from your pay for the mistake. Deductions must be for your benefit (and agreed to in writing), or done to comply with some aspect of state or federal law.

Can my employer sue me for a mistake?

Negligence. Typically, an employee is not held liable for ordinary carelessness or negligence in the performance of their duties. However, if an employee acts outside the scope of reasonableness, causing damage or injury to either property or persons, an employer may be able to sue an employee for negligence.

Who pays the insurance on a company car?

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3. No unexpected costs. Typically maintenance, servicing and insurance for the company car is all taken care of by the employer. There may even be a company car fuel benefit which will be cheaper than filling up yourself, since your employer will fill up for you and then charge you a flat rate just like the BIK tax.

Can employer take back overpaid salary?

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (1938) give companies the legal right to garnish an employee’s wages to reclaim overpayments. In some cases, state legislation works in the employee’s favor. In others, it provides the employer with additional protections.

Can a company take back money if they overpay you?

Yup. Both state and federal labor and employment laws give employers the right to garnish an employee’s wages — subtract chunks from a worker’s paycheck — in cases of overpayment. California offers the strongest worker protections against bosses clawing back money that they think was overpaid.

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