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Resign during Bond Service

pocky74
Member
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:07:23 PM  (Last updated: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 09:08:30 AM)

Hi,

We sent one staff for training for specialised skilled training for 2 months and bonded him for one year. Fyi, the training cost was none however he was bonded due to the skills training. However, after completing the training, he only served 1 month of his bond and then resign with the reason to take care of his parents and make his own small business. Can we claimed back for his 2 months of salary during the training period since there is no training cost incurred?

KL Siew
Administrator
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 01:10:40 PM

If there is no cost involved, I don't know how you are going to claim anything from him.

mdkamil
Contributor
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:24:17 PM

Is there a specific Bonding Agreement signed with the staff? What does the Bonding Agreement mention about termination of the agreement before the expiry of the term?

pocky74
Member
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 08:46:55 AM
Originally posted by mdkamil on Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:24:17 PM

Is there a specific Bonding Agreement signed with the staff? What does the Bonding Agreement mention about termination of the agreement before the expiry of the term?

The agreement only mentioned that the staff needs to pay back the all the cost incurred during the training period (including transportation, accommodation, etc) as per schedule listed out in the agreement. However, the actual cost was very minimal as the training fees itself was zero. 

Moving forward, is it possible to include salary during the training period as the training cost? So that if the staff resigns, he needs to pay back all the expenses including the salary given during the training. Is it possible?

KL Siew
Administrator
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 09:08:30 AM

No, I don't think  that is the way to do it. If you think it is necessary or serious to have a bond, then have a proper bond drawn up, preferably by a lawyer, with terms and conditions clearly spelt out, signed, sealed and delivered, so that it could be enforced in court.

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