Can a small local restaurant make servers pay them back?

I work at a small restaurant and many of the servers who normally make 2.50/hr got paychecks that were extremely high, between 200-500 dollars which isn t normal. The restaurant is now making all the servers pay the money back. Is this legal? Their finance department made the mistake and disbursed the wrong amount

I work at a small restaurant and many of the servers who normally make 2.50/hr got paychecks that were extremely high, between 200-500 dollars which isn t normal. The restaurant is now making all the servers pay the money back. Is this legal? Their finance department made the mistake and disbursed the wrong amount of money.

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Rick:
No they cant take it back its illegal. Its yours to spend on drugs and prostitution.
michael:
We're human being mistake happens- totally legit
AlCapone:
Why such dumb questions here? Why shouldn't the restaurant get their money back if a mistake is made ????? If it was the other way around, and they made a mistake and paid you too little money, wouldn't you want them to pay? Why is everybody trying to find a way to screw someone else out of money?
Donald B:
Of course it is legal. It is not your money.
Judy:
If the amount was a mistake, not what they really earned, YES they have to pay it back.
Douglas:
Yes they really can do this. what else can be expected when it is only in life and living the we pay for our mistakes, and a business never has to pay for their own.
Michael:
Perfectly legal. You don't get to keep money you didn't earn.
Bob:
yes it is 100% legal. you were NOT owed the money.
Tavy:
Yes it is legal, the servers KNEW that they did not earn that kind of money.
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