Boss says my former colleague can't get her bonus for Feb because she left last Feb 29
1 Boss says my former colleague can't get her bonus for Feb because she left last Feb 29 on Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:58 am
2 Re: Boss says my former colleague can't get her bonus for Feb because she left last Feb 29 on Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:03 pm
However, it is important to note that the general rule (as to labor code provisions and decided cases by the Supreme court) when it comes to bonuses is that it is dependent upon the employer since bonuses are considered gratuity payments, meaning it is usually paid on the good will of the employer for thanking the employee for a job well done.
There are exceptions, of course, when a bonus can be demanded by an employee:
1. When the bonus is deemed to be part of the compensation that an employee receives (usually fixed yung amount dito).
2. When the giving of a bonus has been the usual habit of the employer for so many years already.
3. When the bonus is part of an additional compensation that the employer agreed to give without any condition such as success of business or great performance levels. Magiging part kasi nun ng salary ng employee yung amount.
Your colleague's situation may fall under the second exception, especially if the company handbook says that there will be a referral bonus for any employee that stays for at least 6 months that was referred previously by a current employee.
Review the company handbook and look for provisions there that has anything about bonuses and how can they be availed of by an employee. There must be procedural rules there that your colleague can avail of in case her bonus was not duly given. Use all the remedies available so that she can get her bonus that she rightfully worked hard for.
At any rate, document everything (put everything in writing with their names and signatures) as to what the administration and supervisors say and do so that you will have evidences regarding their actions.
3 Re: Boss says my former colleague can't get her bonus for Feb because she left last Feb 29 on Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:19 pm
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