An employee is overpaid… now what?

Different remedies depend whether fault lies with worker, employer
By Wisam Abdulla
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2015

With $865 billion paid in annual wages and benefits to Canadians, it’s only logical that occasionally, someone, somewhere, might make a mistake. Payroll errors happen and they’re never pleasant. Informing an employee of an overpayment and trying to recoup those funds has to be one of the most uncomfortable experiences. 


And when it comes time to fill out and file T4s, the headache only grows. Where does an employer even begin?