What should I do if I overpay a worker?

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What should I do if I overpay a worker?

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Overpaying employees is more common than you might think. It is a simple enough error that can have some very serious consequences if not addressed properly, especially given the recent media focus on National Minimum Wage — and gender pay says Nicola Mullineux.

How does overpayment happen?

Overpayment can happen for any number of reasons. Hitting a wrong key can be all it takes to add that extra “0” to your employee’s salary. Incorrect information provided at the outset of the individual’s employment could also lead to a continual overpayment, as well as other HR issues down the line.

Can I reclaim the money back?

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