Cash register shortages and damages. The Vermont Department of Labor has stated that an employer may not deduct from wages for cash register shortages, bad checks or credit cards, missing property, or other damages.
Uniforms. An employer may not deduct from an employee's wages the cost of providing and maintaining uniforms. However, certain employees (such as those working for hotels, tourist establishments, and restaurants) may be required to purchase uniforms directly from a third party as long as no payment is made by the employee to the employer for the uniform.
Medical exams. An employer may not require an employee or applicant for employment to pay the cost of a medical exam as a condition of employment (VT Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 301).
Assignment of future wages. An assignment of future wages is not valid if made to the employer from whom the wages are due, or to anyone on behalf of the employer (VT Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 344).