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Basically my situation is dealing with a final paycheck however it was a not a paycheck I knew I was getting. What happened is I quit my job at Chase ( the call center in Elgin) well about 2 months after I quit I get an email from them saying that they overpaid me wages and I owe them $630. Well at first I honestly thought it was a joke or scam because in all my life I never had anything like this happen before.
So I figure just to be sure I would check on Chase's sight to see my pay stubs, ( now for those of us that used Direct Deposit they stopped giving out pay stubs so they can go green so we had to view ours online; however, since I quit I was not able to log in to view my stubs.) I tried calling Chase's HR line to get access to view my stubs and all I got was the run around. Then I was told by the Dept of Labor that as long as I send a certified letter to them asking for my pay stubs I would be okay and would not have to worry about paying them that money back ( I also in that letter requested my employee files as well and never got them but did get a signature for my letter.) I then got another letter from Chase about 1 month later so I called the IL Dept of Labor and this time I am told that that letter meant nothing and that is not how it works.
So with that being said I waited a month and then called chase and told them if I do owe I will pay them back but need to be on a payment plan because I cannot afford a 1 lump sum. The person I spoke to from Chase's HR said that the reason this all happened was because my manager from Chase was late on turning in my termination papers, which I found to be crazy because again I never had a situation like this where a manager forgets to turn in termination papers so because of his error I am stuck paying a debt.
Now I get another letter from chase saying its my final notice and will send to collections I called them back and they now say someone will be in contact with me. but I guess my question is, is this legal for them to do to me? or request I pay this back even though I was not negligent and my manager was?