Company Bond questions
I'm in need of educated / professional advice.
I joined this company X a few years ago. X sent me on training for about 6 weeks to UK and had me sign a bond letter stating a sum to payback in the event i left the company within the stipulated period.
My current basic salary is approx 2.4k per month (excluding accreditations + benefits)
I put in my resignation recently with 5 months of the bond period to complete.
Now, X has frozen my salary as they CANNOT DECIDE whether to make me pay the full sum of the initial bond amount or the pro-rated amount( remaining 5 months). X is unable to decide as of now because they have recently hired lawyers just for this purpose( to chase up bond repayments).
My questions are:
1) Can X withhold my salary until their lawyers come up with 'a new policy'?
2) What can I do if i refuse to pay the full amount seeing that I have completed 3/4 of the stipulated bond period.
3)Since X company is not governed by our labour laws, who can i go to for legal advise at a 'not so high cost'
4) How would i know the bond is legally binding?
5) Can any of the X new policies apply to a the bond i signed 2 years prior to their appointing of new lawyers?
Your feedback is most appreciated. THanks