Agreement after-the-fact?

An employee of my company resigned his position after 9 months, invoking repayment terms for relocation expenses that require a pro rated portion based on remaining with the company for 12 months. Problem is that the employee was not asked to sign the relocation agreement until one week after starting employment, and no mention of relocation in the at-will offer letter. Does the company have a claim to the pro-rata repayment?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 18, 2003 2:43 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Harvey Berger
Relocation Agreement

I believe you would have a valid claim for recovery. I would assume when you offered to pay for the relocation, that you mentioned "an agreement" would have to be signed - even if no specific terms were discussed about repayment, the agreement is not unreasonable, and in fact is fairly standard.

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Harvey Berger
Pope Berger & Williams, LLP
(619) 595-1365

posted by Harvey Berger  |  Mar 18, 2003 2:52 PM [EST]

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