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I have paid £5250 for some training for an employee who is now leaving, can I get that money back?

Before offering training that you intend to pay for to any employee we would always recommend that you ensure that you have a clause in your contract of employment which refers to making deductions from pay. Additionally, we also recommend a training fees agreement for each separate course or paid-for training session that you then ask members of staff to sign in advance.

A training fees agreement will include a sliding scale of pay back depending on the number of months post training that your employee remains with you. It can be done for up to two years, i.e. if the employee leaves at any point within that 24 month period, they will have an amount relating to training costs to repay to you.

Providing any member of staff receiving paid for training has signed a training fees agreement and has a deductions clause in their contract, you are entitled to make the appropriate deduction from their final salary.

If you have any further questions or require some support with documentation please contact us on 01487 815720 or email [email protected]

The Simple Take is: protect your business by ensuring you have the right documentation in place when it comes to paying for training.

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