Huntington Beach, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: I recently competed a training course from January-March 2017, which my employer paid for...

Today, almost 4 months after the training course began, and a month after I completed the exam, my employer has sent me a contract (dated 4/26/17), asking me to sign to confirm that if I leave the company before X amount of time, I will repay X% of costs. I would have happily signed this before the course began. However, there was no mention of me repaying the costs until now and I'd like to understand where they stand legally on this - whether they can ask me to sign this contract so after the fact? Thank you!

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2 Lawyer Answers
Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler
Answered
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Licensed in California

A: They cannot make you sign anything. They can fire you for refusing to sign it.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Answered
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You're not legally required to sign a contract. If you don't, you might be fired if you're an at-will employee.

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