For purposes of recouping a wage overpayment, is there a dollar amount that is considered too small to be worth recouping?

Author: Alice Gilman

No. In terms of an overpayment of wages, an employer is free to define what would constitute an amount too small to be worth recouping from an employee. Defining this amount in an employer policy eases payroll administration, especially in cases where the overpayment is discovered many years after an employee has terminated.