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There are several different kinds of bonuses under the law and very often a promised bonus is recoverable. Now, a lot of people use the word bonus to refer to a bunch of fairly distinct kinds of concepts so sometimes you’re talking about something like a signing bonus, sometimes you’re talking about something like a performance bonus. Sometimes it’s something more of a gift nature like a Christmas bonus or a holiday bonus.

Other times what you really mean is a commission so it’s important to analyze which ones of these kinds of compensation you’re talking about to determine whether it is considered wages under the law and the reason why that’s important is because if it’s considered a form of wages as opposed to just part of a contract claim, then you may be entitled to even additional compensation if your employer has not paid you correctly. So it’s very important to talk over your situation to see if there’s something that you can do about these unpaid bonuses.