My employer agreed to pay moving expenses of up to $5000.00. After I gave notice, she invoiced me for the balance (minus my salary owed). She included my expense report for the moving expenses, with a hand-written note: "(per one year verbal employment agreement.)"I was never provided a copy of her note prior to today. There was no verbal agreement. After beginning my employment, I have an email from my employer stating, "we will give you up to $5000 for moving expenses." - with no mention of reimbursement.
State/Country relating to question: Colorado
I have emailed my former employer asking if she had any documentation of this agreement. She did not respond.
Thank you for your question today, I look forward to assisting you. I bring nearly 20 years of legal experience in various disciplines.So, she did not pay you for your salary and charged you this reimbursement.Contact your state's Department of Labor and Employment and file a wage claim against the employer. They do not have legal authority to deduct your paycheck without written authorization.https://secure.cdle.state.co.us/eCompExt/Default.aspxOnce you have your pay back, tell her to sue you if she wants the reimbursement and state that she doesn't even have a verbal contract here, because you never agreed to it.It is her burden of proof and, from your statement, she won't be able to meet it.
Employment/Labor Law Litigation
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