A senior employee was on maternity leave from September to December 2013 and received half her salary per month as maternity benefits on the condition that she would pay it all back should she choose to resign during maternity leave or within 6 months of her return to work in January 2014.
She resigned in the last week of December 2013 and has asked us not to pay her during her resignation month (Jan 2014) and indicated that she will pay back the balance of the funds in Feb 2014. My question is - do I go ahead and terminate and zero out her payslip for this month? Do I then enter into a contract with her outside of payroll to recover the funds owed? It seems like the logical thing to do but I'd prefer someone with more experience to provide guidance, please!