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Yes, generally, if he corporation overpaid the worker's wages, it can generaly reduce a later check to make sure the worker gets paid the correct amount. In addition, it can sue the worker in court for the overpaid amount if the worker doesn't pay it back and it is still owed after (or before) the worker leaves the employement. It can also seek to place a lein on the workers assets, including bank account and/or garnish wages at his next job until the mone is returned. Thus, to prevent future problems for yourself, you may want to make sure this gets paid back asap. There could also possibly (depending on the facts of the original mistyping into the computer), be criminal sanctions against the worker.
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I think it depends - if they can simply adjust future checks to accomplish it, it won't cost them anything. However, if they want to file a complaint in small claims court, it would depend if they have a salaried attorney they can use or if they'd have to outsource that. Sometimes big corp's are more likely to follow through than little companies, simply because they can afford to and they are into "principle of the matter" and want to set an example for future employees behavior. Criminally, if they even have a case, would, of course, be free for them. I see no law preventing them from correcting your paycheck, since they 'double paid' you, so to speak. I have seen this take place before.
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