Holding severance for unpaid travel allowance.

I was recently laid off. I signed a severance package stating I would receive a lump sum payment of 1 month's salary along with the week I had already worked along with unused vacation time. This totaled out to be 4100 dollars after taxes. I had an un-repayed travel allowance of 7200 dollars. My ex-employer has used my severance payment to repay the travel allowance without my authorization. Is this legal? I sent an email and asked for the travel allowance to be put on a payment plan and they responded that I needed to pay the full amount as soon as possible (no time frame), but they ended up holding the severance funds anyway.

1 answer  |  asked Nov 20, 2008 12:52 PM [EST]  |  applies to Kansas

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Albert Kuhl
Travel allowance question

Your question is extremely difficult to address without an opportunity to review the underlying documentation concerning the travel allowance, and the severance agreement itself. Contact my office for more information if you so desire.
Albert Kuhl, Attorney
Lenexa, KS

posted by Albert Kuhl  |  Nov 20, 2008 3:32 PM [EST]

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