Whatis my responsibility regarding relocation expenses?

My company paid me money to relocate to a new city. After a month I chose not to stay with company. Do Ihave to pay that money back since it was put on my normal paycheck as travel pay?

Asked on December 2, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Typically, an employee only needs to repay relocation expenses in two situations:

1) There was an agreement made prior to the relocation that the employee would repay the money under certain circumstances (such as if (s)he left before a  year) and those circumstances happened.

2) The employer can show that the employee committed fraud in that the employee never intended to stay with the employer, but only took the job specifically to have a move paid for.

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