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I transferred to California with my employer and they gave

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I transferred to California with my employer and they gave me a sum of money for the move. I signed a contract stating i would stay for 1 year. I am leaving after 5.5 months. Can my employer withhold my last paycheck (as well as my PTO accrual) to compensate for the amount that they gave me to move here?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Joseph replied 5 years ago.
No, your employer cannot withold your last paycheck or your PTO accrual to compensate for the amount that they gave you to move there.

Your employer is required to pay you your wages and PTO accrual at the time of termination, or within 72 hours, if you don't give them notice that you're leaving.

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