rent deducted from paycheck
I was just informed that our payroll department has been deducting an employee's rent from their paycheck and forwarding it to the employee's landlord. This apparently has been going on for a couple of years. Payroll has a signed authorization from the employee to do this since the employee was behind in their rent and this would get them back on track with their payments. Is this legal or are we asking for trouble somewhere along the line? Thanks.