What kind of repercusions could I expect from my employer discovering my hourly rate is hirer than on my offer sheet?

Asked on February 19, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Connecticut


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

They can't take any money back from you, if for whatever reason (including some error in HR or payroll) they paid you more than they'd initially offered you. They could, of course, reduce your pay going forward--employers may change employee pay at will--or reduce your hours, or even terminate you if they feel they can't afford you (unless you have a written employment contract protecting your employoment, you are an "employee at will" and may be terminated at any time, for any reason).

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