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Payroll issues
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26 Sep 2011, 01:59
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I posted this as an entry and than thought I'd post it here. Sorry ahead of time for spelling mistakes, I'm in a hurry and in the dark lol.
One of the other managers I work with is having a payroll issue. He was working temporarily at a different store and since the drive was so long they upped his pay and were sending his pay stubs down there. When he came back to our store, his pay was supposed to go back to normal and his pay stubs sent up here. Well since all the money is put on a debit card or into your account we don't have to pick up checks anymore. So payroll messed up and were still paying him the higher amount and were still sending his pay stubs to the wrong store. When they transferred his pay stubs up here he noticed that his pay was wrong and reported it. He didn't notice by his pay checks because of all the overtime he worked when he first came back. Now they want to make him pay it back and not only do they want him to pay it back they want it all at one time. So we're trying to figure out what the laws are in this situation and if he really has to pay it back all at once. At regular pay his checks are 500 without over time and they're saying he owes them almost 600 so he can't afford to pay it all back. We live in Virginia. Does anyone know a website or where we would go to find this out?
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29 Sep 2011, 12:20
Greta Garbage
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I don't know the laws in Virginia but I do know that when the school board overpays us we have to sign a Deletions of Hours form and they deduct what we owe from our next paycheck in increments depending on the amount we owe. I agree with Oprah Noodlemantra on what she said about consulting a lawyer.
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26 Sep 2011, 02:23
Oprah Noodlemantra
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He needs to consult with a lawyer, or someone who knows the business you work in, and the state as well, since state laws differ.
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26 Sep 2011, 03:35
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26 Sep 2011, 05:03
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i commented on your entry, but just in case, here it is again. This is the website for Virginia Department of Labor and Industry:

In it, this is specifically stated: "The law prohibits employers from making deductions, other than for taxes or other items required by law such as garnishments, without first securing the employee's written authorization to do so. Even with written permission, employees cannot be required to forfeit their wages for shortages, errors, damages, etc. Employers can be assessed a $1,000 penalty per violation or face criminal charges for intentionally and willfully violating this law."

Note: ERROR'S. It is illegal for them to ask him to do this. Tell him to LAWYER UP.
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26 Sep 2011, 12:43
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Thanks, that really does help a lot. He's going to contact a lawyer today before they get him to sign anything.
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30 Sep 2011, 12:04
& skull.
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fuck that, it's their mistake. it's hugely unreasonable to expect all the money back at once and it's definitely illegal i'd say.
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