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Update: Laid off Microsoft Employees to Keep Extra Payouts

UPDATE: Microsoft has quickly rectified the administrative glitch regarding several severance packages – The company said the laid off workers could keep the extra payouts.

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For weeks now career and workplace expert, Rusty Rueff, has been offering employers advice on how to best handle tough economic times and layoffs. It seems that Microsoft‘s HR team might want to take notice. 

It appears some of the recently laid off Microsoft employees may have been paid too much, according to Saturday’s Tech Crunch that revealed letters received by former employees noted an “administrative error” that resulted in an overpayment of severance pay. Now Microsoft wants it back.  What do you think?