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1 Employment Bond Value on Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:38 pm


Arresto Menor
Good day!

In my current company, the foreign employer is asking/forcing the tenured employees (I have been employed in the same company for 4 years now, while account is only 4 years old, I'm a pioneer) to sign a 3 year bond with an arbitrary bond value of 1.5 million pesos. With a promise of promotion and training. however the training value lets say would not reach the 1.5m not even 10% of that, since the IT training cost is about 50k - 150k since the training is just local, and only a 5 day training course. At times there is no actual training, but another colleague that went to the actual training course (since they signed the bond first), he/she will sit down with you for for 1 week teaching you what he learned when he/she was trained. Promotion is given but increase in pay is very minimal.

The tenured employees are forced to sign anyway, since those that are not signing are being forced out by being given less than desirable reviews, hence no salary increase or bonus. Promotion is withheld.

my question is the bond value legal, even though they did not incur that amount in loss they have stipulated on the bond. My understanding the bond amount is the cost incurred by the company for training the employee, or lost income in case of a project being left in the middle of completion.

Regards, and advance thank you.

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2 Re: Employment Bond Value on Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:01 pm


Reclusion Perpetua
if its a purely training bond yes, its the cost of training but perhaps its a performance bond etc? pls do not sign it with the idea that they wont be able to enforce it. you can always try to contest the value but the courts can rule either way.

For breach of contract opportunity costs have been used as a factor in computing damages. also training costs does include HR hours used to prep the candidate, supervisory costs, even salaries of co workers if they used the buddy system

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