lechu wrote:Two things, firstly what he is asking is illegal. Secondly do you have a legal labour contract at this time; you mention appointment letter and labour contract?? Appointmet letters are not legally binding. probation may not be exteneded beyond 6 months. The employer may not ask the employee to pay any of the visa or relocation expenses.
At this point you have to actually ask yourself if the relationship between yourself and employer is already this strained ... do you want to continue working for them under the circumstances??
Yes I have a legal labour contract , since the appointment letter is not legally binding then I should consider only the labour contract as legal isnt , now the owner is asking me to sign a document which states that my probation to be further extended by another 3 months and that I have to bear the charges of my visa etc upon termination . I am not agreeing to sign the document at any cost even if its not legally binding(well i need ur advice on that ) . Agreed, don't sign it. If you can pretend that your'e going to sign it, but wait until after you are paid at the end of the month to tell him that you will not. If you play your hand to early, he may try to with hold your salary to force you to sign the document. This is also illegal. In some instance it may actually be better, as if he fails to pay you, or refuses to pay you he is in breach of the labour contract and you could actually go to the labour department
My relationship with the owner is stranded and i am also not happy working for that company ,so my doubts are
1.If i resign , should i pay any visa exp etc to the company or any training charges .First thing, if you are going to leave they will have to ask you to sign your cancellation papers, in the papers it states that you have recieved your final payment - in this case i'm sure he will with hold what he thinks he can (i.e. visa charges etc.) - refuse to sign the paper!!!!!!
2.If they terminate me , what am i entitled to get since i am on probation.
You are entitled to NOTHING! sorry, but that is how it works under probation! no entitlements what so ever, not even accumilated leave payments!!!
3.In case if i have to approach the labour dept , can i produce the copy of new appointment letter and the notice asking for visa charges as proof against the companyyes, keep everything they give you in a safe place, don't keep it at work. if he is stupid enough to try and break the law and then put it in writing he deserves to get screwed over!