Definition of Sign-On Bonus Payback Clause

A term in a job offer agreement that usually states if an employee leaves their employer before a certain amount of time, then the employee has to pay back the sign-on bonus the company gave the employee when they started the new job.

Example: The job offer had a six month sign-on bonus payback clause if the employee left the company before then.

Variations: sign-on bonus clawback


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"Sign-On Bonus Payback Clause" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "Sign-On Bonus Payback Clause" was last updated in 2021.

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"Sign-On Bonus Payback Clause." Jargonism.com Dictionary, https://jargonism.com/words/1486. Accessed 01/26/2022.