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    Our company has a policy of paying bonuses in March for all employees of record 12/31 of the previous year. This year, we had two employees go on FMLA in November, and never return to work in January after their leave ran out. Two Questions:

    1. Do I have to pay them a bonus since they never returned to work but were technically employed at the cut off date? This could be applicable for employees who take year-end vacation as well and never return.

    2. The idea has been brought up that, if we pay the bonuses, we cut hard checks instead of electronic transfer and just keep the checks at the office until the former employee asks for it. This way we may never hear from them again and we wouldn't have to pay them the bonus. Is this legal?

    I have also posted this in the HR section as it seems to overlap forum topics.

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