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Legal Black Hole: Overpaid Employees

It seems at least once every year I have to help advise an individual who has been mistakenly overpaid.  In most circumstance, the individual comes to me because they have been notified that their employer is going to unilaterally begin garnishing their paycheck to make up for the overpayment.  For some individuals, the amount removed from the check is small enough not to have much impact but for many public school employees the loss (which sometimes represents years of overpayment by the employer) can place the individual into a very precarious financial position.  This is particularly true in Missouri which has the 9th lowest average teacher salary in the nation. Continue reading

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Salary Schedule Credit for Out-of-State Teaching Experience

Missouri is somewhat unique in that its two major metropolises both straddle state lines, with one part in Missouri and another in either Kansas or Illinois.  Due to this geo-political quirk, nearly all professionals in Missouri are faced with the decision of whether or not to secure a license or certificate in one of Missouri’s neighboring states.  A recent case from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals identifies another aspect of work that could be affected by crossing state lines: placement on salary schedules.  See Connelly v. Steel Valley Sch. Dist., No. 11-4206 (3d Cir. Jan. 24, 2013).

Hit the jump for the “Show Me” the money goodness (Was that a pun within a pun?? Yes it was)… Continue reading

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