Posted by: Concerned | 2009-01-16


Could someone please answer my question with regards to 13th cheques or bonuses  are employees by law entitled to a 13th cheque or is ot just by discretion of the bosses?

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Most bonuses are at the discretion of the employer. Please have a look at your contract of employment or letter of appointment and if it is a guarantee in that contract or letter, then you are guaranteed same.

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Posted by: Concerned | 2009-01-19

Thanks Boetie, i will be sure to refer back to my employment contract.

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Posted by: Boetie | 2009-01-16

I would think it depends on the original agreement between yourself + employer. Something like 13th cheque should be mentioned in your letter of appointment / contract with the co. otherwise it could be said that it is given at the discresion of management. If it is at management discresion then you don' t have a right to it but it is then a privelage.

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