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Contract for employment

I worked for a funeral company in which I had signed and agreed to a contract for school to be paid if I finished school and worked there for 5 years. Well, I worked there for 6 months and decided that it wasn’t for me so if I quit. According to the contract, I would have to pay for a certain percentage back which was $3500 in 1 year. When that year came to 14 months ago, I had emailed my old supervisor and contacted the main office to ask who I pay and how. They said they would get back to me but it’s now been over a year since and I have no call back. ow long by law do I wait before they can’t collect the money from me anymore or since it’s under contract which I signed they can ask for it anytime? I’ve been on standby for over a year now with this money.

Asked on August 5, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

A written contract can be enforced in FL for up to five years after it was breached (that is, the statute of limitations, or time to take legal action if necessary, is five years). Therefore, they can seek the money from you for up to five years after you were first supposed to repay it but failed to do so.


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