Apr 16, 2021  By John Hyde

Is a ‘discretionary bonus’ really discretionary?

The term “discretionary bonus” is one of those trigger phrases that will make an employment lawyer’s eye twitch.

What do you get when you put the word “discretion” in a bonus plan, without more? A bland (and misleading) word salad.

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