Yes, as long as you earned your bonus prior to the date of termination you are entitled to your bonus upon separation under the Colorado Wage Act. A bonus has to be paid out if you earned the bonus through your labor or services performed in accordance with your employment agreement under the Act. As long as you did what was required to earn the bonus prior to being terminated then the bonus wages are lawfully yours. So if an employer is refusing to pay out your bonus because they just terminated you, be sure to demand payment and hire an attorney because you have a cause of action under the Colorado Wage Act.
If I Get Fired, Do I Still Get My Bonus? YES!!!
On behalf of Kishinevsky & Raykin, Attorneys at Law | Jan 8, 2016 | Employee, Firm News, Unpaid Wages