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If I have made an error on an employee's hourly salary and it has gone on for a few months, is it ok for me to adjust the hourly back to where it should be. I would not take away what has already been paid. I want to make sure before I change her hourly that it appropriate to do so.

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Of course. By having made a mistake, one can adjust it. Assuming that there is nothing in writing that allows the employee the higher wage, it is not illegal to adjust the payment to what it should have been. The employee does is not legally entitled to a higher, mistaken payment going forward just because they have been benefiting from that mistake for a bit.

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