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I received and signed an offer letter that included $15,000

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I received and signed an offer letter for employment that included $15,000 sign on bonus. I choose to receive it in 4 installments. I worked for the company 16 months and received half but were owed 2 more installments. I did not sign any document detailing that I would forfeit if I terminated employment with the company. The employer is refusing to pay the due installments. Can they do that?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Good evening. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Why are they refusing to pay the balance owed?

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Are you online with me?

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Why does the ex employer claim they have the right to withhold the remainder of your bonus if there is no contractual right to do so?