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    I have recenlty moved to the area for work, and my company paid a certain amount of money to get me moved. In my offer letter, it states that if I don't complete 12 months of employment then I will be required to pay back a pro-rated amount based upon how long I have been with the company. I receveid a 30-day action plan, which in my business that means you have 30 days left at work (the action plans are unrealistic). Since I will be terminated am I responsible for paying back that money? If so, can they deduct that from my final paycheck?

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    Unless the agreement contained an exception for involuntary termination, probably. Only an attorney who has reviewed the document in its entirety could give you a reliable opinion.

    Did the agreement state HOW such pro-rated reimbursement was to be paid?
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      I agree with talking to an attorney in your area. Take your offer letter & get the
      attorney's opinion as to whether it rises to the level of a legally binding employment
      contract & whether you would have to pay back the money & how.
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      • #4
        Thank you

        Thanks for your responses. There is nothing outlined about a repayment process, just that it would be pro-rated. There is one catch though....the company that hired me is no longer involved with this organization. The owners fired the management company and this organization is now managed by the owners, so my offer letter/moving expenses came from another company, so it should be null and void right??

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        • #5
          Maybe, but not definitely. It depends on the exact wording of the letter and the terms of the sale. You'll still need to show it to an attorney.
          The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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