Employers may make deductions from employees' wages only if the deductions are:
• Required or permitted by state or federal law or by court order; or
• Authorized in writing by the employee (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-1230).
Typical deductions include payment of insurance premiums or pension assessments, payments to credit unions or employee organizations, purchase of government bonds, or contributions to charity.
Public employees. Public employees may voluntarily participate in credit unions, employee organizations, or certain community charities by signing orders authorizing their employers to withhold a certain amount from their wages each month and pay it to the designated recipient (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-224).