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Bonuses promised in Employment Contract

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i entered into employment with a company under a year long contract that stated i would be eligible to participate in their quarterly bonus plan. the company also issued bonus plan outlines for the computation of the bonuses. they have not followed through with giving me my earned bonuses since jan. of this year. to date i am owed two bonus checks totalling $3,500. is the company legally responsible to give me these bonuses? my contract with them ends on 7/31, would i have to wait until then to take any legal action?



YOu need to give more information about when they were do, exact language. But it sounds like they owe you plus interest.


I am a law school graduate. What I offer is mere information, not to be construed as forming an attorney client relationship.


The exact terminology in the contract stated that as a result of entering into employment with this company I would be eligible to participate in a bonus program of up to 20% of my annual salary, and that bonuses would be issued on a quarterly basis (i.e. 12/00, 3/01, 6/01). The bonus criteria was based on sales and administrative performance. sales were not able to be tracked as well as they had envisioned, but i had kept track of my own sales myself (to the best of my knowledge). This is the sticking point.

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