What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NJ
I will be terminating my employment after 6 months. My employer provided me with relocation assistance (less than $5K). They emailed me the relocation policy document witch does state that I will be required to repay the full amount of the relocation benefit within 30 days if I voluntarily leave within a year. It also states that I am to sign the document acknowledging and agreeing to the repayment and that no benefits will be given until I sign.
I tried reaching out to my HR rep for a week or two in order to discuss the move. They eventually got back to me and gave me the contact of a third party coordinator to assist with the move. The move went successfully and the benefits were paid, however I was never asked to sign (nor did I offer to sign) the payback agreement.
I'm not necessarily saying I won't repay but I wanted to know what my legal obligation were...
A) Do I legally have to repay since I never signed the agreement? Or is the fact that they sent me the document and I accepted the benefits enough to make me legally responsible to repay?
B) Can I use this to extend the payback schedule past the 30 days - again, as I never signed the agreement that I would repay in 30 days.