Apologies for a long post.
I am working for a reputed company in healthcare. I can do salary sacrificing as it's a not for profit organization.
I am supposed to be paid hourly rates as per the business agreement but I got paid wrongly for 4 fortnights. I put in pay query forms and it took them 2 months to respond back after repeated follow up.
As the pay rate is wrong the company i supposed to recalculate the super, casual loading penalties and other penalties that I get paid for work. Also, I salary sacrificed 100% of my pay and that needs to recalculated as well.
In one of the pay cycles, $1600 were "adjusted" as per the email I received from the payroll office explaining that the adjustment has been done due to the meal and entertainment benefits that I am claiming. So, I worked kind of free for that fortnight. My payslip doesn't show the adjustment.
As I requested for the payback for getting paid on the wrong hourly rates (which is nearly $550), I was informed that there are other discrepancies in my payslips.
I am being told that I have been overpaid in the three pay cycles in July and August. I don't think that it's the case.
I just want to know what can I do about the employer adjusting $1600 in my salary. Can an employer do this?
Also, how do I know they overpaid me? I can check my roster at the workplace but it's there mistake that they did that even if it occurred.
Where can I get a professional advice for this issue?