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I signed a 2-year employee bond with the company I’m currently working with. Now, I want to quit but it has only been one year. The clause of the bond states that if I quit I have to pay 4 months salary and serve 1 month of the notice period. I want some legal advice. Is the bond valid? Can I quit without paying the salary?

Employment Bonds are legally enforceable if the organization has invested resources on personnel training or skill enhancement of the employee. But this bond should not be enforced by way of a penalty and the compensation to be paid must be reasonable. In your case, you can argue that a demand for 4 months salary is not reasonable and that it should b...

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