My daughter cashed a payroll check from her old employer who is now 2 months later asking for it back?

She is now getting text from this woman all week saying that she did something illegal. Does she need to pay it back?

Asked on November 10, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

While I wish that you had written more here about the facts of the case, from what little you have written I can say generally your daughter has no right to money that is not hers simply because a clerical or administrative error caused it to be sent to her. If she did not realize that she was not entitled to it then the allegation that she did something illegal is unfounded. But I would indeed rectify the matter now that she knows.  Good luck.


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