Brooklyn, NY asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Collections for New York

Q: I got a demand letter for the a sign on bonus. I left my job and the letter had no clawback. They want repayment.

I received a demand letter, I left the job due to hostile environment. I had to contact the labor department to collect my last wages. Now the demand letter wants repayment for half of the bonus’s I was paid. The offer letter has no clawback or mention of any repayment. I don’t mind paying if I have to, but I don’t want to look as if I ripped them off. I stayed 4 months shy of a year and I only got the half promised. What should I do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Obviously, the matter is governed by the agreement. Have a lawyer look at it for a few bucks. If you have to pay it back, do so only with a release agreement, etc.

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