Brandon, FL asked in Contracts for Florida

Q: Hello. I wanted to see if a document i have signed for my employer is binding and how it would work if employment ends

The document is exactly as follows.

"This serves to confirm that the company has incurred costs on your behalf for on-the-job training and certification. The value being $4,380.00.

The company will absorb these costs on your behalf should your employment with the company extend beyond a 12-month period. Should you for whatever reason conclude your employment prior to this period, you will held accountable to reimburse the company for these costs, and you give the company permission to deduct the amount of $4,380.00 from your last pay check."

Me and my boss have signed this but the wording is strange. It states if "I" should conclude my employment for any reason before the one year period. Does this hold if i am terminated? It also states that the amount will be deducted from my last paycheck. I do not make anywhere near this amount in one check so how does this work? Thank you for your time and i hope to hear back soon.

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Joseph Raymond Schwantes
Joseph Raymond Schwantes
  • Cooper City, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The wording is a bit vague but it does imply that you must take an action to end your employment for the moving expenses to be subject to refund. The reference to deducting from the last paycheck seems also to be poorly draft if this is less than your typical paycheck. A proper review of the entire document by an attorney would be wise.

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