by Geoff Dornan

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September 1, 2013
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State struggles with how to recoup overpayment to employee

State officials are struggling to decide how to collect about $1,000 from an employee who was working while she was supposed to be on furlough last year. Assistant Attorney General Keith Munro asked the Interim Finance Committee on Thursday to help cover the salary shortfall that resulted when the employee, who works in the Attorney General’s office, not only worked five days she wasn’t supposed to but was paid for them. The issue is that any attempt to cut her future paychecks to make up the difference could violate the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which mandates that workers be …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 3, 2013 04:50PM Published Sep 1, 2013 08:08PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.