South Lebanon, OH asked in Contracts for Ohio

Q: Was offered relocation from my existing job. The letter Effective Date was 8-15-21. The letter outlined new role and

Said relocation policy rules attached. I signed it 8-20-21. The HR Dept received 9-10-21. I asked about why relocation 3rd party had not contacted me on 10-14-21 and they sent me a separate relocation document “Relocation Agreement”. So, I signed it and returned immediately. I’m entertaining a new job with another company, but the relocation policy states I have to repay all expenses incurred if I leave prior to 12 months of effective relocation date. I assume that to be either 8-15-21 or 8-20-21 when I signed original document and began working. Or will the “relocation agreement” I signed 10-14-21 supercede. I figure not my fault they didn’t get me the document till then. When do you think it’s safe for me to move on to a new job without the pressure of this 12 month payback policy?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Rebecca Hill
Rebecca Hill
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You should have the relocation agreement reviewed by an attorney. Sometimes employment agreements with incorporate other documents or company policies into the agreement by reference. Whether the general relocation policy is superseded by the relocation agreement you signed later is not something that could be determined without reviewing the specific terms of the relocation agreement.

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