Illinois Employers Can’t ‘Bank’ on Unlimited Authority to Deny Discretionary Bonuses

Sep 2, 2015

Few words have inspired more conversation and speculation around the proverbial water cooler than the words “discretionary bonus.” Like Clark Griswold in the movie Christmas Vacation, employees have certain expectations about what their bonus should be (enough to buy a pool!).

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This article was written by Kelly Smith Haley who is a partner at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. She can be reached at [email protected].