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    I recently resigned from a health care organization branch in New Jersey. Their HR department was so dis-organized that they continued to pay me for a month, and only stopped when I notified them of the problem. My question: am I legally obligated to repay the wages? (I have no problem with the moral issue here--after working 60 hr weeks and being on call 24/7 I feel that they more than got their money's worth from me, and my predecessor doing the same work received a substantially higher compensation). Thanks for your help

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    Overpayment

    While it is illegal in at least one other state (California), it is not illegal in New Jersey.
    Lillian Connell

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      Originally posted by plkfish
      I recently resigned from a health care organization branch in New Jersey. Their HR department was so dis-organized that they continued to pay me for a month, and only stopped when I notified them of the problem. My question: am I legally obligated to repay the wages? (I have no problem with the moral issue here--after working 60 hr weeks and being on call 24/7 I feel that they more than got their money's worth from me, and my predecessor doing the same work received a substantially higher compensation). Thanks for your help
      Yes you are legally responsible if it is indeed an overpayment.
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      • #4
        Agreed. It is definitely legal for the employer to recover such money if they wish to.

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