Can an employer withhold pay from an employee’s final paycheque?

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

Our employees are subject to an employment contract that states, “upon termination, the employer is entitled to offset whatever amounts are owed by the employee to the employer from the employee’s final pay cheque or from any amount of notice or severance pay owing to the employee.” Our human resources manager has told me this provision is illegal. Is she right?

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