My husband quit his job and his employer continued to direct deposit his weekly pay. Unfortunately we didn't catch it for over 2 months and when we did we let the previous employer know and have not spent a dime. The deposits were his net pay. The employe

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1 answer  |  asked Jul 20, 2021 12:58 PM [EST]  |  applies to Tennessee

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Neil Klingshirn
Unfortunately, the money deposited to your husband's account remains the property of your employer. You have a legal obligation to return it. If you do not, your husband's former employer can recover it through legal action.

That said, this is a good example of the saying, "possession is 9/10 of the law." If you are unable to repay it right now because the money was spent on something, your employer will have to go through a lengthy and expensive process. That gives you the ability to negotiate a payment plan.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Jul 21, 2021 07:01 AM [EST]

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