California Employment Law
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If the bonus is in the employee handbook, then it would qualify as a non-discretionary bonus, and would be owed to you for the store fulfilling the objectives that are mentioned in the handbook.
If your employer fails to give you the bonus that it is obligated to, then you can file a wage claim or breach of contract claim against your employer for failing to deliver the bonus that it has obligated itself to give you due to the employment contract.
However, unless there is a statement in the employee handbook that your employer has to deliver the bonus at a certain time, there is nothing illegal about your employer paying you the bonus at a later date.
You can file a wage claim using the information available online here:
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