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Not wanting to pay bonus
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LAKE MARY, FLORIDA -- I worked for this company for a while and when I decided to leave they are telling me that they are not going to pay me my bonus that I earned in the month of May. I contacted the Department of Labor and a lawyer and they both say by law I am supposed to get that because I earned it. They said that I signed a paper saying that I agreed that I would not get a bonus if I quit or was fired. I checked the paperwork that I signed and there was nothing that I signed that stated that.They are upset that I quit so know I am taking this company to court to get the correct amount of money that is owed to me.
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Pomona Guy on 06/06/2007:
How much money are we talking about?
Anonymous on 06/06/2007:
Hopefully its enough to cover the lawyer fees and such.
Anonymous on 06/06/2007:
I wouldn't stand for that.
ejack053824 on 06/06/2007:
No need for a lawyer...if its under $5000.00...small claims court. If you have the right documents and should be a slam dunk for you! Good luck!
Nohandle on 06/06/2007:
Diamond, are you speaking of: Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co., which makes mortgage loans to residential buyers with shaky repayment records? If so, there's a good bit on the internet in case you'd like to check them out. When you spoke of bonus did you mean commission? I do know many companies that pay on a commission basis, if an employee leaves, will hold back a percentage if the sales are not final/paid or to protect themselves in the event of a chargeback.

If there was no employment contract that stated these terms you best pursue this while the getting is good. Again, from the internet on this company: On Monday said it agreed to be acquired by a private-equity buyer for about $400 million in cash.
Anonymous on 06/06/2007:
That's some solid gold advice ejack offered up. diamond23 hang in there and keep us informed of the outcome. Good luck and take care!
Anonymous on 06/06/2007:
Good advice Nohandle!
Starlord on 06/07/2007:
In Arizona, the limit is $2,500, but in a case involving wages which this is, you can receive treble damages.
diamond23 on 06/07/2007:
I think everybody for their comments the amount that we are talking about is $1500. It is not commission.I heard that the company has been sold from a friend of mine that still works for the company now she is scared about losing her job.
diamond23 on 06/07/2007:
This company is doing a lot of their employees wrong. I am not the only one that they screwed. A fellow employee husband has to have heart surgery and they won't let her use her vaction time to be there at the hospital. I told her they are going to lose a lot of good employees like this
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