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Rhode Island Deductions From Pay: What you need to know

An employer may make a deduction from an employee's wages only if the deduction is required by court order; by state, local, or federal law; by a collective bargaining agreement; or expressly authorized by the employee in writing.
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Deductions may be made upon written request from the employee for the following items (RI Gen. Laws Sec. 28-14-10):
• Union or craft dues imposed by a collective bargaining agreement
• Contributions under an insurance plan for accident, health, or life coverage
• Charitable contributions
• Payments to purchase U.S. government bonds or stock of a corporation pursuant to an employee stock purchase plan
• Pension plan contributions
• Deposits into credit unions
• Subscriptions for a nonprofit hospital service corporation or nonprofit medical and/or surgical service corporation
• Payment for participation in a vanpool transportation system (provided such participation is voluntary)
Deductions for payments to pension, welfare, vacation, or annuity plans and for premiums for prepaid legal services, accident, health, disability, or life insurance may be made without the employee's written authorization if such deductions are required by a union contract and are for the benefit of the employee. The union is obligated to make all payments to the applicable plans for which deductions are made (RI Gen. Laws Sec. 28-14-10).
An employee may assign a portion of wages to repay a debt incurred at the same time as the assignment, which may continue for no longer than one year. The assignment is not binding on the employer until the employer receives a copy of the assignment. An ...

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