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Muni Sammy
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Joined: May 24, 2008
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I got a offer from a X company, where they are ready to buy my notice pay. however the HR told me only orally that we will reimburse the amount what you paid to your company.

However my friends are telling me to ask HR to send a mail formally regarding the notice buy back... i was thinking will HR take this in right sense...

what you like to advice me .
Kj Reddy
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 1704
Nothing wrong asking thru email. Other wise you can send him a mail that you have to pay XX amount of money toward notice period and is that acceptable to them.
Abhijit Kumar
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
Posts: 225
Getting it in writing is the preferred way. If later the HR person resigns or there are any issues with Finance department (which would handle the payment) you would be assured.

Dyann Sri

Joined: Dec 13, 2007
Posts: 27
Yes , that is true . It happened sometime back with one of my friend ,do not ask me the name , he had been told before joining the company , but did not get paid because he is only having the oral proof .
So , better to have a written proof.
Mark Herschberg

Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
I'd advise you to seek a lawyer. To begin with having to pay to leave a company sounds pretty sketchy and is probably illegal in most if not all states. (You didn't specificy a location so I don't know which state you work in, although since you're posting on a US job baord and didn't list a location I presume a US state or protectorate.)

Andrew Monkhouse
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Joined: Mar 28, 2003
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I've seen something that may equate in other countries.

Here in the USA, I am in an "at will" state - I can leave at any time without giving notice without ramifications. Of course the downside is that my employer can sack me at any time without giving notice without ramifications.

In many other countries there is a period for which notice must be given by either party. In some cases it can be as short as the pay period (so if you get paid every 2 weeks, then the notice period is 2 weeks). In London I was on a 3 month notice period.

What that means effectively is that should I be working somewhere where my contract states that there is a notice period, then if I should leave without giving notice, then I owe the company the wages for that notice period (so if I had left London without notice then I would have owed 3 months pay to the company). Conversely, if they were to sack me without notice then they would owe me the salary for that notice period.

In these cases, it is not always the case that an employee must pay to leave a company - only if they choose to leave without giving notice.

Regards, Andrew

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