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John Smuckatelli

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In February,I received a bonus from the company that I work for.I thought it was a very generous amount,and decided to put it in an account,in case there was an error.After three months I spent a portion of the money.Now four months later I was informed that I was overpaid,and they want that amount paid back.Does this company have the right to inforce this???
 


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Attorney_Replogle

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Generally speaking, an overpayment on wages or bonuses does mean that the employee has to return the excess. Sorry! However, you might be able to get around this if your company's employee handbook or policy manual covers this matter.

Or, if you had no reasonable way to determine if you were overpaid in the bonus, then you can argue that there was no overpayment. How were you to know at that time or now? I hope this helps.

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Mark B. Replogle
 

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