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    • mac.d
    • By mac.d 11th Jun 17, 11:32 AM
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    Wages overpayment
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    • 11th Jun 17, 11:32 AM
    Wages overpayment 11th Jun 17 at 11:32 AM
    If I have contacted my manager and payroll to notify them of an overpayment in my wages, and they've not deducted it within the next two months despite them saying it would be deducted off my next wage, should there be any onus on me to contact them again? I feel bad about having been paid this money I'm not due, but I've already made 3 or 4 calls to try and sort it initially, so don't think I should be chasing them up?
    Last edited by mac.d; 11-06-2017 at 11:42 AM. Reason: more detail
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 11th Jun 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 11:48 AM
    If I have contacted my manager and payroll to notify them of an overpayment in my wages, and they've not deducted it within the next two months despite them saying it would be deducted off my next wage, should there be any onus on me to contact them again? I feel bad about having been paid this money I'm not due, but I've already made 3 or 4 calls to try and sort it initially, so don't think I should be chasing them up?
    Originally posted by mac.d
    Regardless of whether you chase them up, they have 6 years where they can take it back. It'll never 'become yours' because you rang a few times.

    Just keep it aside, and yeah, probably call them again. It takes two seconds. Don't act like it's the most arduous thing you've ever done in your life.
    • anamenottaken
    • By anamenottaken 11th Jun 17, 5:23 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 5:23 PM
    There seems a lot of similar over-payments being reported on MSE over the past couple of months.

    Do not rely on phone calls.

    Put it in writing and obviously keep a copy.

    If by email, seek a delivery and read receipt (though they aren't guaranteed to be actioned) and if by RM you could get a certificate of posting from the PO counter.
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