Can my employer make me work for free for past Metrocards? [NYC-Filter]
July 16, 2014 7:39 AM Subscribe
I recently gave notice at my job, after having received Metrocards in advance. The HR department says because of the Metrocards, I still have to keep working until my resignation date, but won't get a final paycheck and will owe them money afterwards. Is this either legal or normal? What should I do? Details inside.
posted by corb to Work & Money (60 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Per the terms of the initial agreement on the Metrocards, from what I recall, HR was supposed to deduct an equal amount from each paycheck in order to pay for these cards. I received a 3 month supply of unlimiteds on June 1 and have been using them, while getting regular deductions from my check. Now HR is saying that those cards were supposed to be for July, the deductions for June don't count, and I need to either give back the metrocards (Which I can't do, because I used them) or pay them more than my final check was anticipated to be worth.
What do I do? I've never been in this situation and find it very frustrating.