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Sponsoring education?

As I despair of ever finding a dogsitter who is working legally, I'm toying with the idea of offering to sponsor the necessary education/certification for an otherwise qualified candidate.

However, I worry about the risk of forking out all that cash, only to find that the person I've sponsored decides to do something else once properly certified.

So to my question: can an employer ask an employee to sign a contract agreeing to work for a certain period in exchange for paying for the employee's education?

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I should have asked, is such a contract legal?

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Old 30.06.2011, 14:53
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Re: Sponsoring education?

Unsure if legal, but I am keen to discover if I might be an ideal candidate
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Re: Sponsoring education?

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Old 01.07.2011, 12:55
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Re: Sponsoring education?

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As I despair of ever finding a dogsitter who is working legally, I'm toying with the idea of offering to sponsor the necessary education/certification for an otherwise qualified candidate.

However, I worry about the risk of forking out all that cash, only to find that the person I've sponsored decides to do something else once properly certified.

So to my question: can an employer ask an employee to sign a contract agreeing to work for a certain period in exchange for paying for the employee's education?

ETA:

I should have asked, is such a contract legal?
I'm pretty sure they are legal if drawn up correctly. One of my friends just quit her job and now has to pay back thousands of CHF for courses she took and exams she sat.
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As I despair of ever finding a dogsitter who is working legally, I'm toying with the idea of offering to sponsor the necessary education/certification for an otherwise qualified candidate.

However, I worry about the risk of forking out all that cash, only to find that the person I've sponsored decides to do something else once properly certified.

So to my question: can an employer ask an employee to sign a contract agreeing to work for a certain period in exchange for paying for the employee's education?

ETA:

I should have asked, is such a contract legal?
Yes it's legal. It's quite normal to agree that you stay three years after the end of the paid education (depends on the costs for the employer). If you leave your job 6 months short you have to pay back 6/36 of the costs.
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