(Closed) What Do You Think About This Situation?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Uhhh, wtf? I may be wrong here, but that is THEIR problem that they were paying him too much. He shouldn’t be paying that back!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

In no way should he have to pay for THEIR mistake!!!! Maybe they should get a better accountant.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That sounds unfair of them. They need to accept that they made the mistake and not try to punish him by making him pay back the money.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That really sucks.  I used to work for Welfare and something similar would happen with food stamp cases all the time – the worker would budget the case incorrectly resulting in clients being overpaid and not even knowing it because they had submitted all of the correct verifications.  Once the agency caught on an overpayment was put in place and the clients had to pay the money back even though it wasn’t their faultI imagine if the government can do it then a private employer can do it, too 🙁  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have never heard of something like this before. The company needs to eat their mistake and move on. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

You have to pay it back, they’ll track you down. Also, if he’s still with them they’ll just dock his pay until they’re caught up again.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yeah, it was definitely their mistake, but legally they can have him give back the money. Is there any way he can work out a payment plan with HR instead of having to pay it back all in one lump sum? It’s shitty that the mistake went on for that long, but it’s the employee’s job to look over their paystubs and make sure everything is correct to the best of their knowledge. At least that’s how it works in this state – look into your state’s laws and see what the procedure is. I may be totally off base for your state!

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@PrncssDva:  That sucks… But I’m guessing he owes it back. I had a somewhat similar situation that I got 3 weeks holidays last year. I had a job for half the year that was a 40 hour work week (120 hours leave), and 35 for the back half (105 hours leave) I took my leave all in the first half and went about my business for the remainder of the year. I get an email a few weeks ago that they’ll be taking 7 hours pay from my next paycheck because my year’s leave allotment should have been prorated.  

Sucks, but I do think they have the right to adjust pay for a certain period after thy give it to you. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

If it’s the government, then yes, he will have to pay it back.  I know with being a military wife, if we are overpaid (housing allowance for wrong zip code, incorrect rank, etc), then we owe it back.  They will dock pay to make up for it, though, usually I believe.

It sucks because it was their mistake, but it’s tax dollars, so that’s why they have to have it back.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PrncssDva:  Yeah, hopefully they won’t be jerks about it. One time Darling Husband left a job and argued with them for like 6 months about whether he took more vacation time than he had earned when he left.

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