Q: Asked to sign a lease on a car to be a courier by my employer said he would make the payments and pay 125 on insurance
Received lease and it makes me responsible for the monthly payments and insurance and a monthly maintenance fee of .10 a mile. And asked me to pay 250.deposit and 99.00 transfer fee due at signing and he would pay registration but bill me at the end of the year no where does it say he will make the payments as long as I'm a courier or that he would pay 125. On insurance and I would pay the difference he say that its all just a formality and that this is the way I needs to be done if I want to work there does this seem right I feel I'm being railroaded into a responsibility that isn't mine since he's supposed to pay for the monthly payments how do I get him to give me a lease that makes him responsible like he said if I sign it it's a contract and it would make me responsible for everything with my signature and I just hope he keeps his word doesn't seen right
Your employer has the legal duty to pay for any expenses you incur on behalf of your employer. However, the procedure used by your employer is very sketchy and could leave you exposed to lease payments, and other expenses associated with ownership of the vehicle, after your employment ends. As such it would not be wise to enter into such a transaction. That may mean finding another employer, but the risk is substantial if you stay with this one under the terms requested by the employer.
Good luck to you.
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