Do I need to repay relocation fees back to a company if they have relocated me but are now are closing the local office and want me to relocate again?

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Do I need to repay relocation fees back to a company if they have relocated me but are now are closing the local office and want me to relocate again?

I have moved to NJ and the company paid expenses on my behalf and I agreed

to 2 years here. However, now at 20 months, they are closing this office and wanted me to relocate again so I have left the company.

Asked on August 4, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It depends on exactly what the repayment agreement says. If it stated, for example, that if you quit or resigned before working for this company for two years, you'd have to repay the expenses, since you quit working for them. If it said you'd have to repay if you voluntarily stopped working *at this location* in less than two years, you should not have to repay, since the company, in moving your position, is what is taking you out of the current location; you are not voluntarily leaving it. Any sort of contract or agreement is enforced as per its plain terms; you need to reference precisely what your repayment agreement says to understand your obligations.


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