When we discover there is an error on an employee’s paycheck, is there a state or federal law that imposes a timeline to correct the error?

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When we discover there is an error on an employee’s paycheck, is there a state or federal law that imposes a timeline to correct the error?

Asked on May 21, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Oklahoma

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B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I don't know if there is a specific deadline, but it would be best to correct it as soon as you find out about it.  Employees can get the state government to come after you for the difference, if the employee realizes it, and if you've stalled, it might look like you made the "mistake" on purpose, which could create more trouble for you.

If you need to get into the gory details of being on the wrong end of a wage-and-hour complaint, you should talk to an attorney.  One place to look for a lawyer is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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