Canton, MI asked in Contracts for Michigan

Q: Can a comapny keep your last check bc you didn't stay a year because they gave you a sign on bonus?

My husband took a new job and I had to stay home with our son and the company I was at kept my last check my when I hired on I got a sign on bonus well I guess I signed an agreement saying if I didn't stay a year I had to pay it back

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Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Without seeing any agreements it's difficult to point you in the right direction. But, probably not. However, they would probably have a pretty clear path to obtaining your sign-on bonus, even if it required a lawsuit. Whether that means all of the sign-on bonus or a fraction of it, again, depends.

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