Can deductions for the employer′s benefit (such as deductions for damage caused by the employee or for repayment of loans to the employee) be made from an employee's paycheck? July 28, 2021 20:22 Yes, but only so long as any such deduction does not take a covered employee's wages below the state hourly minimum wage rate. Related articles If it is determined that I was not paid minimum wage rate and/or overtime rate, what steps will be taken to collect wages due me? What is the minimum wage rate in Missouri? If an employee quits his job, when are the final wages due to him? **NEW** Can contractors take credit for the fringes they pay on behalf of their employees if they pay prevailing wages? What about if they pay the public works contracting minimum wage (PWCMW)? If the federal minimum wage is less than Missouri′s minimum wage, what will happen if I decide to pay only the lower federal rate?