Portage, IN asked in Employment Law, Tax Law, Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation for Illinois

Q: My husbands employer accidentally paid him after he was fired for six months and we didn't notice bc I work there.

We got a letter from the employer saying we needed to pay back $27k in two weeks. When we got his w-2's and mine , this pay was not reflected at all. We don't know what our right's are in this case. We don't pay much attention to our bank statements and just paid bills as usual and we don't have 27k laying around. The employer is based in California but we worked out of the Chicago Illinois office and reside in Indiana (if any of that matters). Thank you for your help.

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Answered

A: Whether you look at your bank statements or not is irrelevant. If your employer actually paid your husband $27,000 more than he was entitled, he will either have to give it back or will probably be sued by the employer.

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