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In job offer, the company is giving a hiring bonus and a

In job offer, the company is giving a hiring bonus and a relocation package (either lump sum cash or relocation through a 3rd party). For both of them the company states that they may withhold the unearned advanced amount from your final paycheck up to the maximum amount permitted by law".How is this maximum determined?

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Ely

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Our department was recently offered a relocation package to

Our department was recently offered a relocation package to relocate from Plano, TX to Santa Clara, TX and a severance package if we do not accept the relocation offer.Company offered all of us a 10% increase in salary, and with the high living/housing cost, even if I'm interested in going there, I'm simply unable to afford the cost of living and unable to rent a place for our family. So I asked HR for a increase which was turned down based on the reason its company policy and that I should look for future possibilities, when I talked to my manager I was also turned down saying that it will be tough for first few month. But in reality, I can't go because I simply can't afford it. The lowest rent I can find will cost over half of my current monthly pay and I also have a family to take care.I also requested to stay here in Plano, TX since my primary job responsibility works closely day to day with department in Plano, TX, which was also turned down because my manager want our whole department to be in same office, and asked that my job responsibility can be passed to other employees that will reside in Plano, TX office, or I can continue use phone/email to communicate with Plano office department to support them if I do move to Santa Clara, and they can get someone else in Plano if necessary.I was also told I'm unable to negotiate my severance package since it is not required for company to offer anything at all and I should appreciate whats been offered.Is everything here legal and I should just accept the offers the way it is. I feel like the company simple want to get rid of us by intentionally offers a low relocation package.We heard rumors about the relocation last month, and This news came last week and we have 2 weeks to decide.I don't feel right about all this, but I don't know if there is actually anything wrong.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have currently invoked my right to FMLA in the state of

Hi,I have currently invoked my right to FMLA in the state of Hawaii. I have completed and submitted all paperwork to my employer including the state of Hawaii FMLA paperwork which grants me and additional 4 weeks of leave under the state statute. My understanding was that I could take the leave intermittently as needed. When I returned home last week, my supervisor met with me and shared that when my FMLA was over that my position would not be available and she offered me a relocation package to resign. I would like to know if this is legal and if there is anything I can do to protect myself. Thank you!

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Marsha411JD

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On 06/19/2016 I signed an accepted a relocation package from

On 06/19/2016 I signed an accepted a relocation package from my employer which they provided via check on 06/28/2016. The last paragraph in the letter states that Should my employment terminate for any reason during my first year of employment I must reimburse the company and they have the right to keep my final paycheck.I had been with the company for more than a year the letter was signed and the letter states nowhere that I must complete another of year of service. It was presented to me as stipend for performance however now that I am thinking of leaving they threatening to keep my final check and sue me for the difference.Being the letter states if my employment terminates for any reason during my first year and not a year from the date of the letter do I have any legal recourse or a leg to stand on if this should go to court?

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Allen M., Esq.

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I am under contract for one year or I will have to pay back

I am under contract for one year or I will have to pay back my relocation package. The year expires on 8/31/2016 and I want to give my two week's notice on 8/17/2016. The following is s written in my company's policy, "It is customary for an associate to provide a 2 week notice of his/her decision to leave company X. If company X elects not to permit associate to work through the notice period, the associate will be paid for the length of the notice period or for up to two weeks, whichever is less.

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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I relocated 19 months ago job. I have a relocation contract

I relocated 19 months ago for a job. I have a relocation contract stating that if I quit before 3 years, I am liable for the relocation costs reduced by a third every year. My current company is not doing well financially and effective June 1st has stopped accrual of vacation, meaning we are no longer getting paid vacation. The company is also implementing mandatory days off where I must use my little remaining vacation or get it unpaid. In my offer letter, I was getting 3.5 weeks paid vacation a year. Does the change in benefits void my relocation contract?

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Dwayne B.

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I signed a Training Reimbursement Agreement with a company

I signed a Training Reimbursement Agreement with a company and I am leaving just a few months in. Is this agreement valid in Texas?

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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I work as an Assistant Director of Finance, and my Assistant

I work as an Assistant Director of Finance, and my Assistant Director of Finance was recently fired. I am now being asked to take a pay cut so that my company can bring in a consultant to \"pick up the slack\", since I am not able to take over 100% of the duties that my previous ADOF was responsible for managing.I don\'t think that I should be asked to take a pay cut, and am quite unwilling to do so at this time.I am in the interview process with another company and believe I may be offered a position soon.The issue that I am having is that when I was originally hired, I signed an offer letter stating that if I vacated my position within the first year of my employment, I would be required to pay back the relocation package. However, since being hired, I have been promoted and have signed a new offer letter that did not have any stipulations about paying back the relocation package.I want to know, if the terms of my employment change (IE being asked to take a pay cut), are the original terms of my offer letter (IE repaying the relocation package for leaving prior to my 1 year anniversary) null and void?

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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My hiring letter said that my current company was going to

my hiring letter said that my current company was going to put up 13,000 for relocation, and that there would be a "clawback" on this relocation money if I was to leave within three years. Well, due to family issues, I am leaving the company and moving out of state. Thus, the clawback clause has gone into effect. However, it's not on the 13000 that was stated in the letter... it's on 18000, which my company says they spent on relocating me. As such, I have to repay 66% of the relocation back to the company... but on which amount, legally? The only thing I can see in the paperwork which might throw a monkey wrench into this is that it says "the relocation package paid to you," however I was never aware of all of the amounts, and what all was paid. I was only aware of the 13k which was stated in the offer letter that I signed. So what can they claim - The amount which was stated in the employment letter, or the amount which the company says they spent relocating me?The wording in the letter is as such: "Relocation package of 13k moving allowance with receipts attached, plus two round trips in an effort to secure living arrangements. PLease note that the relocation package paid to you is subject to a clawback provision."

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Patrick, Esq.

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