So, HR from my ex-company reached out after I left the company saying they did a mistake and overpaid me for a week I was off, and I need to payback the money. I was a contractor and paid hourly for the hours worked. If I take time off, I wasn’t getting paid. I submitted my timesheet correctly notifying them of my unpaid leave. So what would you do? Pay the money back as that’s the right thing to do? Or don’t respond to their calls and msgs anymore as I don’t foresee working for them again ?
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- If they paid you for hours not worked then you have to pay them back. Otherwise they can file a lawsuit to force you to pay them back. They can report it to the credit bureau and will show up on your credit report as delinquent payment and tank your credit score.
Also they will start charging interest for each day/week its unpaid.
If they underpaid you wouldn’t you be expecting them to pay you?
- Wow you took a few leaps there to some shaky ground.
Let me clarify. Yes they can file lawsuit. And when (yes the judge will find you guilty) you have the judgement against you, you must pay. The judgement may include lawyer fees and be larger than the amount you unpaid.
THEN if you don’t pay, it’ll can go against you on your credit, accrue interest, etc.7d 2
- New / Other DuQvV7ymoreAre you seriously considering not paying back an entity that has your SSN in their system?
- Pay them back but consider all tax implications. What you got in hand is after tax but they will ask you to refund before tax and deal will IRS to get the taxes back.