Do I have to repay an overpayment from a company that I resigned from?

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Do I have to repay an overpayment from a company that I resigned from?

I started a job and resigned by the second week because of previous medical issues. The company did not stop direct deposits on my checks and i received 2 or 3 paychecks extra. After almost 3 month the HR girl called and left a message asking me to call to set up a repayment. Do I have to repay that for their error?

Asked on September 27, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you must repay this amount just like your former employer would have to pay you for any wgaes that your were mistakenly shorted. To allow you to keep this money would amount to "unjust enrichment" since you did nothing to earn it.


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