It’s not an open doorway. can I keep working from home after my office re-opens? Now, having read this, I’m starting to feel paranoid and will definitely check the last few today. For my first paycheck at my new job, I had $2000 deposited instead of the less than half that amount that I should have received. I had a boss like that. The real kicker? (Mine already fluctuates with various deductions, etc.). To pay an attorney to fight it would have cost at least the same amount and it made it a wash. To give you a little more info. So the next week, I only got paid $100. An auditor will catch a payroll mistake like that very quickly, as it would stand out from a “normal” pay. Eligible businesses and nonprofits, generally with 500 employees or fewer, apply through banks for subsidized loans intended to help … Usually the payment and statement are delivered in the same way (that is, both are electronic or both are paper). If you quit with less than 48 hours’ notice (not including weekends and holidays) your paycheck and any wages owed are due within five business days or on the next regular payday, whichever comes first. People just don’t have any concept of how much they should be paid, how much should be deducted, etc. This – in any direct deposit system with which I’ve been involved on the employer end. Every hourly worker has a right to meal and rest breaks. To me it’s not “paperwork” if I have to log into a website to find it. You checked to ensure that the money was legitimately yours, you deposited it in good faith and that was that. She didn’t get a chance to flag down the payroll clerk right then, so she put in her bag for safe keeping. 2. Once to say, can you have a look at my pay – I think you’ve paid me to much. People mock me for checking my pay voucher every week even when there is no variance (no bonus, vacay, holiday, etc.) Depending on the nature of the job, it might be; it’s certainly a good way to weed out those you don’t want in your organization. I could think of no way that I was meant to have that much, so I emailed payroll twice. Find out if there are errors. W-2s may have to be corrected and that’s extra work that no one has to deal with. Back when I worked at a place with high turnover, a really big workforce, and manual time entry it happened all.the.time. It’s crazy. It was fixed the next week. My first time doing payroll (years ago) I screwed up and it resulted in an operator being short $77.84 gross. I would like to play devils advocate for a moment. She never said a word. I budget very, very carefully so after I was told I was in the clear, I deposited it, used it to pay off some debts and happily went along my way. If your paycheck is confusing, or appears to be inaccurate in any way, it may be in violation of the law. 2+ grand? The dude is a contractor, so he comes in when needed, and that's the limit for his time. 3. The details are being corrected. Common Military Paycheck Errors. Really?? When my sister picked it up, it was $2,200. Especially when you consider how many years I’ve been doing it. Back when I was in the US Navy (this would have been in ’78) I noticed I was being overpaid; not a lot, but noticiable. If you need proof of income it could be a PITA to request it from HR and go through channels so it would be a good idea to print a copy at intervals. Trust, but verify – just makes me feel secure knowing everything is as it should be. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. The only exception is that there is a (short) window for recalling EFT payments. Milton Waddams in reverse! But back to the question. I’ve got so many things to pay attention to, this isn’t a priority for me. It can be in writing or electronic. I probably wouldn’t notice the amount majigail mentioned. Employers are required to provide an itemized statement. Best to say something now before your budget gets messed up. If you save money, you don’t study your paystubs, and I may not remember I’ve been paid for days. Getting underpaid, on the other hand, happens all the time because there is a lot of issues with my team’s shift allowances and overtime because we make payroll cry. My experience with military clerks is that the best ones are the ones who were something other than clerks in the military first. Despite my rant above and how people often dislike the IRS, an EA actually can probably help iron out many tax problems. ” The company could take its sweet time getting you the right money”. Got an email back saying it was fine. So at his job, he schedules himself for 30 hours per week, nothing more, nothing less. I freaked the f out when he brought it to my attention I felt so badly. My DH and I are going through this right now because his last employer kept direct-depositing him for a couple of MONTHS after he quit, despite him emailing his old boss to let him know. Since the money came from a state job, he was eventually able to get the state revenue dept. No one ever receives a 120% raise and the fact that he tried to use that as an excuse is crazy. I had the opposite problem, where my old insurance plan was cancelled, and I had a new plan with the same company…. You may have to pay back unemployment benefits if your state’s unemployment commission determines that you received some benefits in error. I casually mentioned this once to a person in payroll at one company, albeit one with issues, and she was offended that I implied that there could be an error. It’s really not a good thing to keep quiet about at all. The government’s new Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act allows previous PPP loan recipients to apply for second loans. Confused, I contacted payroll and was told it was my vacation payout (I left in January, so it wasn’t unlikely that this would be a good size check that matched my bi-weekly pay since I hadn’t taken any vacation). That’s not even $20 per paycheck. When I said a “dollar or two” it was meant figuratively, which of course I did not define properly. Me too. time. states require that an employee have a written paystub, whether it’s mailed to them, or accessible online, or handed out on payday. I know the wrong number can be entered but I would hope with something as important and number intensive as payroll there would be an extra pair of eyes proofreading this stuff. She needs to tell the Finance folks at Work.). I mean, even if she were docked 25% of her salary it would take close to half a year. I think it’s ridiculous to expect someone to notice a few dollars difference. You just aren’t looking at it. I left for a new company, so I had new coverage–but I found out because the old insurance picked up something the new plan rejected. Tribune News Service There’s a bigger issue, most companies make you sign a paper for direct deposit that says they can take that money back at their discretion and with no notice at any time if there’s a mistake made. The first thing to do if you notice that there's a mistake on your paycheck is find the right person in your company to help you. This type of thing seems to happen so often, I wonder if there is ever any accountability on the company/payroll department. After that, whenever I start a new job, I always ask when I will receive my first paycheck, what will the pay period of the check be, and if it will be direct deposit. If the regular payday for the last pay period an employee worked has passed and the employee has not been paid, contact the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division or the state labor department. This is the worker’s choice. As a result, people were able to withdraw more than they had in their accounts. I think it may even be required by law. I’ve got to be honest, the only time I look at my pay stub is when the amount is different than the last one. You earned the pay. Best luck, it’s money she gets to keep. All of that (finally came out to a tiny boost for me but barely) they could have messed up and I wouldn’t have known at all. I want paper proof of my money.