Ponte Vedra Beach, FL asked in Employment Law and Small Claims for Florida

Q: Is there any reason I would be exempt from my bonus?

1.8 years ago I referred an employee to my company during a referral bonus promotion, 5K after three months of her employment, and another 5K after one year. She was hired and started work last Sept. I received the 5K bonus after 3 months (but had to “nudge” the regional director and payroll to remind them). I resigned from the company in July, after 3 years and giving 60 days notice, to move onto a better opportunity and due to a number of concerns I had with management’s communication and integrity. I left on good terms. On September 15 the employee I referred will be there for one year. The contract that I signed for the referral bonus said nothing about retaining employment within the company, nor was there any fine print in the documentation I was given or signed.

I feel I am due the remainder of my bonus, as she and I both fulfilled our parts of the agreement.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, without looking at the paperwork, it looks like you will be entitled to the additional $5,000 on September 15th.

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