Payback clauses are a legal instrument that encourages companies to invest in training. Companies provide training, but in return bind employees to the company for a certain period of time. In fact, employees are free to move to another company; they may however be expected to reimburse the cost, or part of the cost, of the training they received.
This Cedefop report examines whether, and how, payback clauses for employer-financed training are regulated in 33 European countries. In-depth analysis is carried out for eight countries: Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.