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Postby Chuma » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:33 am

company is making it mandatory for all to go on d/d.  However, I am unable to have a bank account at the current time.  The company states that I can have a payroll atm card but I have to pay $200 for it!!!  Is this possible and can they impose that since they are the ones that are making it mandatory and I cannot have an account??

ANSWER: In which state do you work? In most states it is illegal for the employee to incur any additional fees for direct deposit and a pay card must be made available for those without bank accounts or they must cut a paper check.


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Live in Florida.  Can they make the employee pay for the payroll card?
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Direct Deposit

Postby Davie » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:52 am

Florida is not an employee friendly state. The state has no labor laws at all regarding Direct Deposit or Pay Cards. Under Prohibited deductions it does say that dedutions may not be made for directly or indirectly cashing a worker's check. I don't know if they would apply that to paycards.

Florida does not have a department of labor for the state but here is where you can find a division of the U.S. Department of Labor in Florida.http://www.dol.gov/whd/america2.htm#Florida

Florida does have an office of Workforce Innovation:http://www.floridajobs.org/

One of these offices may be able to help, I would try the U.S. Department of labor one first. I don't know that they will be able to as the Florida laws do not protect the employees.

It is always worth a try.

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