What to do when employees get more than they deserveRegardless of the reason for overpaying an employee, payroll departments must follow the rules for handling, recovering overpaymentsBy Sheila Brawn02/01/2015|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 01/30/2015 Mistakes happen. No matter how careful payroll professionals are, sometimes they inadvertently pay employees more than they should. Through a data entry mistake, a company may accidently pay an employee $3,500 instead of $350. Payroll may erroneously pay an employee a premium for working on a statutory holiday when the employee was not eligible for it.Not all overpayments, though, are the result of administrative errors. Sometimes, they stem from employers paying employees in advance for duties they end up not doing. This could happen if an employee takes a paid vacation and the employee later quits before earning the vacation.Whether salary overpayments result from errors or employees not performing duties, payroll departments have to ensure they follow Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)/Revenu Québec rules and employment standards requirements for handling and recovering them. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.