My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: Maryland
I recently terminated my employment with a consulting company. A month prior to termination, I e-mailed the office admin asking how many days of vacation I had accrued. The admin e-mailed back saying I had accumulated 'x' number of days. Per this response, I proceeded to take 'x' number of days of vacation. Upon my return, I terminated employment and received a paycheck that included my vacation pay for 'x' number of days. A few days after this, my recruiter (at same company) e-mailed to say that there was a miscalculation on their part and that I had not in reality accrued 'x' amount of vacation days, but that I had really accrued 'y' number of days. She then sent me an e-mail asking me to sign a letter stating that I would write the company a personal check in the amount I had received for 'x-y' number of vacation days. Given that the office admin himself informed me in writing that I had accumulated 'x' number of days and that I would not have taken 'x' number of days had they not approved it, can they ask for that "overpayment" back in the manner that they are? Am I legally obligated to pay them back under these circumstances?