What You Need to Know About Commissions, Bonuses and Perks

Commissions, Bonuses and Perks: What You Need to Know | Lecker & Associates

There’s nothing more exhilarating than seeing well-earned commissions or bonuses deposited along with your paycheque. But this kind of compensation can be confusing and can end up causing problems between employees and employers.

One common problem centres around the terms of the bonus, including how and when someone is entitled to that extra payment. “One thing I see missing from a lot of employment agreements is the steps that the employee needs to take to earn the bonus,” says Ian Hurley, an employment lawyer and Partner at Toronto-based law firm Lecker & Associates.