Nothing contained in Section 212 shall:
(a) Prohibit an employer from guaranteeing the payment of bills incurred by an employee for the necessaries of life or for the tools and implements used by the employee in the performance of his or her duties.
(b) Apply to counties, municipal corporations, quasi-municipal corporations, or school districts.
(c) Apply to students of nonprofit schools, colleges, universities, and other nonprofit educational institutions.
(d) Prohibit an employer from depositing wages due or to become due or an advance on wages to be earned in an account in any bank, savings and loan association, or credit union of the employee's choice with a place of business located in this state, provided that the employee has voluntarily authorized that deposit. If an employer discharges an employee or the employee quits, the employer may pay the wages earned and unpaid at the time the employee is discharged or quits by making a deposit authorized pursuant to this subdivision, provided that the employer complies with the provisions of this article relating to the payment of wages upon termination or quitting of employment.
(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 149, Sec. 1.)