Can the following question be reopened: Can an employer deduct "scam losses" from wages??

I do not see anything employer-specific in this question, and the question has been updated to specify a jurisdiction.

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    I suspect this is one of those "Questions seeking legal advice " that doesn't belong on The Workplace. Jan 9, 2023 at 11:28
  • While it should be something HR or accounting should know without a law degree, I can no longer cast normal votes and I think it would be a bad look to use mod powers in a question I have participated in as a normal user. I will leave it to the others to vote their way.
    – nvoigt Mod
    Jan 9, 2023 at 11:39
  • @JoeStrazzere I still think it's a valid question for this SE. Either way, the current close reason is incorrect, since this isn't something to do with "company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies."
    – zmike
    Jan 9, 2023 at 21:03
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    @zmike - part of the close reason says "Questions seeking legal advice should be directed to legal professionals. " I voted to reopen long ago. Jan 9, 2023 at 21:29
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    Yes, it seems that people don't understand what legal advice means. Stating what the laws say of a particular jurisdiction is not legal advice. Jan 11, 2023 at 0:53
  • After reading the question and answers it looks valid enough to me so I'll make a judgement call on it.
    – Kilisi Mod
    Feb 1, 2023 at 5:23

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Migrate the question to law.

While legal advice is off-topic there, "can an employer do this?" is completely fine.

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