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Is a clause of reimbursement of mobility allowance legal in a at will contract?

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A firm proposed me a "at will" contract. You have to know that I come from a subsidiary of this firm in another contry. In the contract, the firm propose me an assistance for the relocation:

- Household goods removal
- Mobility allowance: 10% of gross salary
- Up to 2 months of temp housing
- Up to two months of car rental
- 2 days of assistance with social security number

But then there is a clause: If i voluntary end my employment with the company within 24 months of my hire date the mobility allowance wouold be repayable to the company.

=> Is this clause legal?

Thanks a lot for your assistance. Kind regards,


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Yes, this appears to be legal. However, you should have an attorney review the contract in its entirety before you sign it.

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Based upon the information provided, it appears to be legal. I would recommend having an experienced employment attorney review the contract before signing it.

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Given the provided information, the clause seems reasonable. However, it's a good idea to have the entirety of contract reviewed.

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