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Clause in Employment Contract - Update 2 (Replies)
Hi HR Professionals,
I would like to check if my company include a clause in the company policy stating that employee need to compensate full course fees to company if employee resign within 1 year after completed training courses sponsor by company. Before enrolling for the training course, my staff didn’t sign any bond form Or agreement and HR manager did not explain our company policy clause to staff.
In this case your staff is eligible to file case to MOM if your company insist him to pay full amount on the training cost, as this had not been communicated to staff. Unless the clause for such training is bonded with employment contract then you have the right to ask for full amount of training cost and deduct from staff's salary.
Is such clause found in your staff handbook? For us we do brief the staffs and have a agreement signed before confirm the enrollment.
Look at the contract and if it is indicated then staff need to pay back.
Our company has this clause in our handbook which HR will run through with staff on the first day of work. We also inform staff before he/she sign up for any company sponsored course, and have them sign a bond.
If a bond is required by the company, the practice for us is to write a letter to the staff stating all the terms of the sponsorship for the course to be taken. The staff has to sign the letter in acknowledgement/agreement to the terms stated; including the clause that should the staff leaves/resigns (including termination of services by company) within a certain period, the staff is obligated to reimburse the company for the course fees. This reimbursement could be staggered in such a way that if the staff leaves in 6 months, 8 months or whatever after completion of the course, the reimbursement amount could be pro-rated accordingly. If the staff had not been informed beforehand of his obligations/commitment, my take is that the company may have no recourse to recover the fees from the staff.
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