They say: "I left before receiving the bonus..." and that "because you signed the relocation contract". Myself and at least 9 other employees were told that the relocation contracts would be null and void as a result of the sale AND another company taking over our dept.
Thank you for your advice! You are correct in that the relocation contract did state I would be responsible to re-pay the amount should I leave prior to 12 months (100%) and 12-24 months (50%). However, there is NOT an assignability clause in my relocation contract. The company is now doing business under an entirely different name. Matter of fact, all logos and name sake to prior company was immediately removed after the close of sale.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).