an employee who worked in my company and was in charge of payroll/bookeeping has been billing me over double the agreed weekly hours, i have just discovered, and not completing tasks. Can i claim overpayment back from them?
Thanks for your answer. The person involved was employed, not self-employed. However they charged me for over 20 hours per week overtime, for the past 6 months which I have only just discovered. I would appreciate your feedback before I leave yours.
Well she had a managerial position and we trusted her (we being my husband and I, directors of the company). My husband constantly reminded her verbally and written to stick to agreed 25 weekly hours. We didn't check as we trusted her. She finally produced her past few months hours worked to show average of 45 hours per week. As she was in control of paying other staff wages she had the ability to pay her own wages too. The other element is that although she was on payroll and employed by the company she did not have a signed contract. Many thanks for your advice