I had worked at my last job for 3 years and we were given performance targets at the beginning of the year in order to get a performance bonus at years end.The bonus are usually paid out in March of the following year.
I worked all of 2016 for which the bonus in question (7% of gross pay $50,000) is due. My question is since I resigned on January 20,2017 am I still entitled to the said bonus?
It will depend on what the employer's policy is regarding the bonuses. If the policy requires that you be employed at the time of the bonus payout, then you likely are not entitled to the bonus. Additionally, if the bonus is discretionary, then you will not be legally entitled to it.
I recommend you consult with an experienced employment attorney and him/her review the written pay or bonus policy if you have a copy of it.
Kirk J. Angel, licensed in NC and TN, is an experienced attorney who focuses his practice on employment law. Mr. Angel, who has practiced employment law for more than 18 years, represents clients throughout North Carolina, Eastern and Middle Tennessee. This response is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Additionally, this response does not create an attorney client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer in your state who practices in the appropriate area.
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