What If You Are Caught Fudging Hours Worked?

Question:

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?

Signed,

What If


Answer:

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