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I gave my notice...

I gave my notice last week to my company. 2017 bonus were suppose to be paid in Jan, he changed to Feb and now Mar. I asked if I was going to get by 2017 bonus like everyone else and he said he was going to hold it until my last check..IS that fair?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

I am HR and the Controller company only size of 14

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

At will

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Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance. (The system will automatically generate a phone call request to you. Unless I specifically state, during our discussion, that a phone call is possible, I intend to just use this chat format as I am not in a position to accept a phone call).

I would not say that it is fair and it probably isn't even legal, but the time and expense that it would take to sue the employer to enforce company policy on bonus pay would not be worth your effort. Bonuses are rarely enforced by state Departments of Labor, as they have enough issues with clearly owed wages that have been unpaid. They spend their investigatory resources on those claims. So, you'd end up in a situation where you'd have to take that suit on your own and very well would only get the bonus and perhaps enough nuisance money to cover your personal costs (not attorney's fees, if you used one).

Here, it may be in your financial best interests to just wait and see if they pay it on your last check. If they don't, then absolutely it would be worth suing over.

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