If I was required to attend 3 days of paid orientation and at the end was told that if we left the company before 1 year that they would take back the orientation pay, is that legal?

Asked on December 10, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It's not legal if they told you *after* the orientation, since there was no agreement to it--i.e. you did not show our agreement to that term or condition by going to the orientation even after hearing of the potential liability.
If had been presented to you before hand--before the orientation--it may have been legal, but that is not the situation you describe.

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