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I am 33 year company veteran on a International Long Term Assignment, and receiving benefit compensation for housing, utilities, transportation, etc. I have been on assignment for 10+ months and the company has now discovered that they have been overpaying my housing allowance into my bi-weekly pay over the past 20 pay periods. This is an error in accounting form an international location in the Human Resources team responsible for global mobility. The company now wants me to return the money by reducing my pay for the next 10 pay periods to compensate for their error. I have accepted the job within my company, moved overseas, queried them about the exact net pay I would receive without a substantial answer, received my pay and established a budget and lifestyle to match. Now the pay will be reduced significantly through the end of the year. The amount to pay back is just under $17k USD over the 10 pay periods. Do I have any recourse to refuse repayment and maintain the current rate of pay?
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Hello, my name is***** am a solicitor on this site and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Is your contract governed by UK law?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks Ben, my contract is a USA based contract
Employment Lawyer: ben.jones,
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Ok I will have to transfer this to our U.S. law section so no need to reply in the meantime, someone will hopefully get back to you from there
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks Ben
Employment Lawyer: ben.jones,
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No problem
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