Around 2006, I was included in a Special Committee (without prior consultation with me). All the members of that committee received an honoraria of 3,000 pesos per meeting. This grant of honoraria was duly approved by our Board Members. When the Committee's purpose was served, it was dissolved, etc. Everybody's happy.
Fast forward 4 years and I have received a memorandum from our EVP. It was a notice of salary deduction. Apparently, the members of that Committee was granted excess honoraria. (Mistake of the Management and Board), and now the Board is rectifying its mistake and have decided to refund the excess honoraria on a staggered basis.
Is this legal? Considering it was management and board decision to grant us that amount, hence it was also their mistake?
I think it is justifiable though, but I just wanted to be sure we aren't being screwed. Thanks so much.
BTW this forum is a good idea. Bless you for giving us clueless people legal advice.