Dayton, OH asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Ohio

Q: They forgot to send me a contract, now 6 months in they are asking me to sign

Hi, I am currently working 6 months in my company and no plans to leave. I am an immigrant, they sponsored me to be here. Now they are asking me to sign a contract that binds me to work for them for 3 years or pay a huge amount of money. They said they sent it to me last 2022 but I have proof they sent it tl the wrong email, which is why I never received it. My question is, do I need to sign it? can I negotiate it? I am not comfortable signing it honestly, but I do not want to lose my job

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: It's important to consult an attorney for personalized advice. You may have the right to negotiate the terms of the contract or seek legal advice to better understand your options and potential consequences before signing.


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Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: It's going to be difficult for attorneys to offer meaningful and definitive guidance on something like this without seeing the contract. And the format here isn't set up for uploading of contracts or other confidential documents for review - it's limited to short format questions. Since the pandemic, more and more law firms have started to offer virtual consults. Good luck

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