Jonathan Harris Warns against Training Repayment Agreements

A recent Alabama Law Review article by Jonathan Harris (’10), Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, was cited in a Forbes piece regarding the prevalence of training repayment agreements (“TRAs”) placing workers in debt at the start of employment, as employers shift training costs onto employees and employees face large sums if employment terminates early (“More Workers Are Starting Their Jobs in Debt under ‘Training Repayment Agreements,’” July 19). Noting that TRAs may be even worse for workers than non-compete agreements, Jonathan explained, “[P]reventing workers from working for a competitor may be less onerous to workers than requiring them to pay the employer a substantial sum to quit.” (“Unconscionability in Contracting for Worker Training,” May 15, revised May 17).