Columbus, GA asked in Employment Law for Georgia

Q: My job has yet to give me my $1,000 bonus.

I recently began a job that stated in their job description that we would receive a $500 sign on bonus after passing required certification exam and working (8am-430am) for 2 weeks. I also received another $500 employee referral bonus. I have both of these amounts posted in my work portal, but have yet to receive my funds. (its been a month) and they are dodging my emails and phone calls. What are my rights if it comes to the point where I never receive my money? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson
  • Sharpsburg, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It depends where they told you that you would get these amounts. You may have a breach of contract suit. They cant really dodge your e-mails, can they? Other e-mails are answered from the same addresses? You work there?

So you have a record of asking for your funds. This might support a claim for bad faith and allow recovery of attorney's fees in addition to your $1K.

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