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Should quarterly bonus be paid to employee who was non-voluntarily terminated after the quarter ended?

If an employee has a quarterly bonus as part of their compensation, which is tied to new bookings for the company, and they are non-voluntarily terminated (after working the full quarter) before the amounts have been paid out, is it common to not pay anything? This would not be for a commission based amount, purely for an incentive bonus based on company bookings and built into the employees compensation.

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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
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This is a legal question and should be directed at your Attorney. It all depends on whether or not you have a company manual and/or if there was anything in writing about the bonus.


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