My girlfriend left a job on good terms to work for a different company. Apparently the payroll manager (one person department, it’s a company of <100 employees) forgot to take her off the payroll because she’s still getting paid her old salary. Does she have a legal obligation to pay the money back or inform them of the error in any way?
Before you go calling her an awful person, the company stopped paying her bonuses without notice and for no declared reason, and she tried to ask about them and they blew her off. In the end she was “owed” about $3k (depending on how you qualify “owed” in terms of monthly and quarterly bonuses).
As of today they’ve paid her about $4k extra. Anyone have any legal expertise in this matter? If they put money in her account because of an employee’s incompetence, is that her responsibility? The company is in Missouri if that makes a difference.