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Can my employer charge me for training they paid for me to

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Can my employer charge me for training they paid for me to attend now that I am leaving?

BizAttorney :

Good evening! I can help you out with your legal question tonight. It depends on whether it was mandatory or not. Was it mandatory or voluntary?

BizAttorney :

Their entire argument will hinge on the contract's verbiage.

Customer:

I'm not clear on that. They didn't send everyone, but they didn't ask if I wanted to attend. They just told me they had signed me up for training.

BizAttorney :

If you focused more on the fact that it was mandatory and not your decision to attend, you should be able to get out of the liability.

BizAttorney :

If there is a choice, then you likely will be stuck to the contract.

Customer:

Are they allowed to take this out of my checks without approval?

BizAttorney :

It depends on the contract you signed, but any withdrawal from your paycheck must be voluntary unless it is a mandatory tax.

Customer:

Sounds like I need to find the original contract before I can get more details

BizAttorney :

Yes that would be better. That is the main piece of evidence they will use against you.

BizAttorney :

If the contract is ambiguous and not clear, then you can argue it.

BizAttorney :

It says they will pay for training, but that could mean only voluntary training, whereas mandatory is not refundable.

BizAttorney :

Are you there still?

Customer:

Is there a way to continue this thread at a later time, once I have more details from the contract

BizAttorney :

Yes, I'll change it so that you can come back after you've had a chance to review it. It only stays open until tomorrow.

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