Question by  tiffany (34)

What do payroll laws say about accidental overpayment?


Answer by  barsi05 (42)

Accidental overpayment in companies and even in small business enterprises are common and the payroll laws state that whenever such accidental overpayment occurs, the one who receives the overpayment needs to report to the payroll master what happened or deductions shall be applied.


Answer by  rube26105 (379)

If you are over paid, and its their fault, its thier baby. They are the ones that screwed it up in the 1st place, not your fault or responsibility.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, if you are accidentally overpayed then the company has the right to take the money back from you. That happened to me before. I was paid an extra 200 dollars and the company took the money right out of my account because I have electric deposit they were able to do it.


Answer by  Mollichella (445)

If there is an overpayment of any kind to an employee, it is the employee's job to report that overpayment. This is something that happens all the time where I work and if you do not report it and they catch it later they can deduct it from a future check.


Answer by  thudson (77)

An employer who overpays you has the right to deduct the overpayment from future paychecks. The time period for doing so may vary from state to state. If you are on a direct deposit, the employer may reverse the most recent deposit made.


Answer by  lynn (821)

not sure what the laws are on this but i do know that when my husband was overpaid they took the amount he was overpaid by out of his next check. they gave him the option of that or waiting for them to cut a new check which would take about 2 or 3 days.


Answer by  worker6264 (67)

An employer may withhold overpayment of wages from a upcoming pay period. It is best to contact your employer if you think you have been overpaid. If your employer says that you have not been overpaid then they probably have no recourse, but if they agree that you have been overpaid it is best to agree on an repayment plan.

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