Bonus Payments

In Connecticut are there laws
surrounding when a year end bonus needs
to be paid? Is it within 3 months or a
year?

Asked on March 13, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Connecticut

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, there are no such laws. The law does not require bonuses to be paid at all; bonuses are not a requirement and are completely up to either the employer's discretion or free choice (if there is no written bonus agreement), or are determined by the written bonus agreement agreed to between the employer and employee (if there is written agreement). If there is a written agreement, the bonus must be paid when the agreement (which is a contract) says it must be paid; otherwise, it will be paid when the employer wants to pay it.


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