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February 23, 2009

Microsoft Asks Laid-off Workers to Return Overpaid Severance

Microsoft is asking some of the workers it laid off in late January to pay back money they were given in excess of their severance packages. The Redmond-based company is blaming an accounting error and expects repayments within two weeks.

After making 1400 staff redundant, Microsoft reportedly overpaid some of those former employees and underpaid others at the same time. Those who were overpaid were reportedly sent letters requesting for a refund.

Source: PC World

3 Comments »

  1. Interesting, is there any way to force people to pay back overpaid severances? I wouldn’t do this.

    Comment by Someone — February 23, 2009 @ 1:35 pm | Reply

  2. […] [2-23-2009 update:] Microsoft Asks Laid-off Workers to Return Overpaid Severance […]

    Pingback by Today’s Hot Layoff Topics « LayoffBlog.com — February 23, 2009 @ 2:08 pm | Reply

  3. #1: Right. As a severance package MS has issued 3 boxes with Vista instead of 2 per laid-off worker

    Comment by uspsucks — February 23, 2009 @ 2:18 pm | Reply


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