Wht are my rights if my employer has demanded that I sign a reimbursement agreement for training expenses paid out this year?

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Wht are my rights if my employer has demanded that I sign a reimbursement agreement for training expenses paid out this year?

My concern about this is that the repayment agreement was not issued to me prior to the money being spent so I was not afforded the right to make an informed consent decision based on the terms. I am not sure what action they can/will take if I refuse to sign. Do I have any right to refuse this document since it is presented well after the expenditure and the training course has already been completed?

Asked on September 6, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Missouri

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Your employer cannot force you to sign the agreement, in the sense that you may refuse--but if you do not have an employment agreement, you are an employee at will and could be fired at any time, for any reason. Thus, you could refuse to commit to repay, but be in a position where you lose your job. You need to bear that in mind when deciding what to do.


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