Employees at the Marysville Honda Motors Co. factory in Ohio were reportedly asked to give back money from overpaid bonuses.
According to WCMH NBC 4, a memo distributed Tuesday said that bonuses have been overpaid and gave workers a Sept. 22 deadline to determine how to pay back the money.
They can select whether the money should be taken out of future paychecks, deducted from future bonuses or will be paid upfront.
Otherwise, Honda will deduct from future bonuses by default.
"Earlier this month Honda provided bonus payments to its associates, some of whom received overpayments. Issues related to compensation are a sensitive matter and we are working quickly on this item to minimize any potential impact to our associates," Honda told Fox Business Digital on Saturday.
"Since this is a personnel issue, we have no further information to provide related to this matter," the spokesperson said.
The wife of one employee, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the station that he owed Honda nearly 8% of the bonus: a sum totaling hundreds of dollars.
"That’s, you know, a car payment. That’s half of our mortgage," she said. "That’s two, three weeks worth of groceries. That’s a lot of money for us."