Columbus, OH asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin

Q: Are there ways to avoid paying a sign-on bonus back?

I received a sign-on bonus that is contingent on me working a full year. The job is being a technical analyst. This is a consulting gig for software. Instead, the company has me working as a call center rep for unemployment. I feel as if I was lied to about what I would be working on and accepted the bonus and its year-long commitment assuming I would do the job I was hired for.

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A: Probably not, but you should have your employment agreement / bonus agreement reviewed by an attorney in your area who practices employment law to be sure. There may be other terms in your agreement that are relevant to this determination.

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