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Overpaid by Novapay? What To Do About Repayment

Overpaid and worried about paying it back?  What about the tax?  Will it all come out at once?  Will you be warned before it is taken back?

When it comes to working out what to do next, it does pay to go to the source…

An SOSNZ follower called the Ministry of Education to ask what will happen about repaying her overpaid wages.

First bit of good news – she reports that the MoE is open now for pay related queries.

Other good news us the MoE told her that those overpaid should just have to pay back the NET and they (MoE) should organise the tax –  phew

And finally, they shouldn’t take it out in one lump sum, as they said they’re not allowed to do that…

So if everything that should happen does, it will all be fine…

… as far as we can trust Novapay to do what they should do!

If in doubt call the MoE and if that doesn’t help, call your union.

Do tell me how it goes, and good luck…

~Dianne

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Discussion

5 thoughts on “Overpaid by Novapay? What To Do About Repayment

  1. I suggest that everyone keep their union informed of any errors with novopay as it allows them to continue to keep pressure on – the more they know about the more they can do.

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    Posted by Auntie Barb | December 29, 2012, 7:17 am
  2. Legally, they can take back any amount of overpay back in one hit at any time: ownership does not pass to you and they “own” the money still.

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    Posted by petethegeeknz | December 29, 2012, 1:44 pm
    • (2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any collective agreement within the meaning of the Employment Relations Act 2000 but subject to subsection (3), an employer who has made an overpayment to any worker may recover the amount of that overpayment from any wages to the payment of which by that employer that worker subsequently becomes entitled.

      (3) No employer shall recover an overpayment under subsection (2) unless—
      •(a) by virtue of the methods or equipment normally used by that employer in arranging the payment of, or paying, wages to the worker concerned, it was not reasonably practicable for that employer to avoid making that overpayment; and
      •(b) before recovering that overpayment, that employer gives that worker notice of that employer’s intention to recover it; and
      •(c) that notice is given— ◦(i) not later than 10 days after the next pay day, in the case of a worker who has no fixed workplace:
      ◦(ii) not later than the first day upon which that worker attends that worker’s workplace after the next pay day during normal working hours, in the case of a worker with one fixed workplace who did not attend that workplace during normal working hours on the next pay day:
      ◦(iii) not later than the first day upon which that worker attends one of that worker’s workplaces after the next pay day during normal working hours, in the case of a worker with 2 or more fixed workplaces who did not attend any of them during normal working hours on the next pay day:
      ◦(iv) not later than the next pay day, in every other case; and
      ◦(d) that overpayment is recovered not later than 2 months after that notice is given.

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      Posted by cheryl ray | February 13, 2013, 9:51 pm
  3. Novapay is owned by JP Morgan, who in turn is owned by the federal reserve bank. The federal reserve bank is a privately owned company owned be a family – the Rothschild family. The federal reserve bank controls the entire monetary system. This one family profits billions of dollars every year and is worth as much as 500trillion dollars. They are using this money to buy up the hole world. The have their fingers in everything, now even the payment system for our teachers he in NZ. Educate yourself. New world order!

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    Posted by Breezy | January 23, 2013, 12:33 pm

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