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Ward v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

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Wage Deduction From Final Paycheck Narrowly Allowed by Ninth Circuit

Ogletree Deakins • January 31, 2014
Ward v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. 11-56757 (January 9, 2014): In a recent unpublished decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a trial court’s decision that Costco Wholesale did not violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or the California Labor Code when it deducted the outstanding balances due on company-guaranteed credit cards from the final paycheck of each discharged employee.