In most cases, yes.
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.
First off, don't worry. Fortunately, you live in Colorado and the Colorado Wage Act is a powerful tool to use against employers who wrongfully withhold wages. If your last paycheck is being wrongfully withheld, you could be entitled to all of your wages plus another 125% of your wages as a bonus. The best part is you won't need to pay your attorney a retainer as the Colorado Wage Act has an attorney fee provision. That menas that you could get a lawyer without paying a dime up front.
The Colorado Wage Act is a powerful tool to use against employers who wrongfully withhold wages. Under the Colorado Wage Act an employee can seek to recover wrongfully withheld "wages" or "compensation".
Unfortunately, there are a lot of examples of companies and employees that refuse to pay their workers for the job they have done. It's not fair to workers, and it's not right.