What If You Are Caught Fudging Hours Worked?


If an employer found out you were not being honest about the amount of hours you were getting paid for, what legal action could they take against you?


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Dear What If:

Other than termination, the company could have their accountants figure out the amount of monies lost and if it reaches a figure worth going after then they will. Secondly, the criminal charges in each state differ with the amount fraudulently taken. In Illinois for example its $1200 before it becomes a felony. The operative word is felony. You don’t want to be charged with one. If you do get charged with a felony, plea-bargain it down to a misdemeanor. Why do you ask?

If you think about what is good for all, the issue of cheating gives way to honesty. Think WEGO.

Dan Kearney