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  • Rescinding of paid performance bonus :Georgia

    I have been on some sort of suspension form work for two weeks now. The owners said I could not come back until we could sit down face to face and discuss things. They were out of town for 7 days and have cancelled the last two meetings. which means I am in some kind of limbo. I have asked three times If I still have job and for someone to at eaest call me and let me know but emails go unanswered. Anyhow I received a $500 performance bonus from a paycheck I got two weeks. It covered going above and beyond, putting in extra effort, etc. during one of our busiest times of the year. that was for work done 4 weeks ago. I saw where the owner ran payroll yesterday and my paycheck had a gross pay adjustment of -$500. I am assuming this is taking back my bonus form the previous payceck. I have asked what it is for and again no repleys. So I am trying to find out the legality of this. I don't think he can deduct from my earned wages to try and take back supplemental income but am unsure. Any help would be great!

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    It's questionable.

    An employer can deduct for "overpayments" as long as it doesn't drop the employee below the minimum wage.

    You can file a complaint with the state wage and hour division if you feel that this was done illegally.
    I am not able to respond to private messages. Thanks!

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