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ProfKris

Employer credited salary without joining

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I accepted the offer letter but never joined them. Neither entered into their premises nor have the company laptop or resources to work for them. 

I also sent them an email that I am not joining. What to do with that money? How do I send it back? I dont want anything that is not mine. Also would there be any legal complications of having a payroll run although its employers mistake?

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So how exactly this happened? You just happened to share your back details with them with offer letter? 

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Yes, as part of the welcome kit, they asked my cancelled cheque and I sent them that. Now the question is -

1. They ran my payroll without even joining and filling i9 form. Is it a legal complication to me or them?

2. My new job payroll and this companies payroll overlapped for 1 day? How should I sort this out?

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9 hours ago, ProfKris said:

I accepted the offer letter but never joined them. Neither entered into their premises nor have the company laptop or resources to work for them. 

I also sent them an email that I am not joining. What to do with that money? How do I send it back? I dont want anything that is not mine. Also would there be any legal complications of having a payroll run although its employers mistake?

You have just indulged in unauthorized employment, unless the employer guessed your bank account # and got it right, without your knowledge.

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This happens. Not a big deal as long as you don't get W2 for the said employer. Email HR and find out a legal way to pay back. Prefer a personal or cashier's cheques over electronic transfers. 

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