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    California

    I recently took a decrease in my hourly rate. I was never told when my new pay rate would take effect. On my pay check for this week, it has my new pay rate, but it is also adjusted for the previous week which I have already been paid at my old pay rate. My question is, can my employer take back what they have already paid me?

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    Recovery of Overpayment

    It is illegal under California Labor Code 221.Your employer may not recover overpayment of wages. It says, "It shall be unlawful for any employer to collect or receive from any employee any wage paid theretofore paid by said employer to employee."

    You can make a claim to the state. The process to file a claim may be found at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/howtofilewageclaim.html
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