48. Repayment Obligations

"It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot easily
dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities."
Josiah Charles Stamp

Read our Newsletters and Q & A’s:

i. Am I Obligated IF . . .

  1. NL 1: “Repayment Obligations When Leaving a Job – How to Get Them Waived”
  2. QA 1: “Can a resignation be made effective on a later date that avoids a repayment obligation?”
  3. QA 2: “Can I be forced to repay commissions I never received?”
  4. QA 3: “Claw-back: If no amount is stated, is it enforceable?”
  5. QA 4: “If an employee has a Master’s Degree paid for by an employer, based on the employee’s promise to stay three years, or repay the $30,000, what happens if the employee is laid off?”
  6. QA 5: “If my employer aborts my relocation, do I still have to reimburse it if I leave?”
  7. QA 6: “Must I repay a ‘Sign On’ bonus if I am fired on trumped up charges?”
  8. QA 7: “If I’m ‘at will’ and therefore can leave my job whenever I want to, what effect does that have on an agreement I signed that I would repay monies if I left before 12 months?”

ii. Wording and Meaning

  1. NL 1: Gross Up – Key Words & Phrases
  2. NL 2: Voluntary – Key Words & Phrases
  3. NL 3: “Employer Ask You to Sign an Agreement? Ask Your Employer to Pay Your Legal Cost”
  4. QA 1: “Can a relocation repayment obligation last forever, if the words suggest that?”
  5. QA 2: “Can vague words in an offer letter create a repayment promise?”
  6. QA 3: “Does a repayment obligation in an employment contract become invalid if there is no ‘survival clause?'”
  7. QA 4: “Is sign-on bonus repayment to an employer ‘before taxes’ or ‘after taxes’?”
  8. QA 5: Gross Up – Key Words & Phrases
  9. QA 6: Voluntary – Key Words & Phrases

iii. Employer Holdback’s

  1. QA 1: “Give 90 days resignation notice or repay bonuses – Is that legal?”
  2. QA 2: “My former employer took money out of my bank account. Is that legal?”
  3. QA 3: “Can an employer just ‘hold back’ money it claims it is owed by an employee under a ‘claw back’ provision?”

“If you live your life the right way,
your later years will not be a winter,
but rather a harvest.”

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