With the holidays and the end of the year approaching, many employers consider bonuses for their 员工. Bonuses can be used to incentivize good performance or to show appreciation to hard-working 员工. While bonuses are common among many companies, every business has a different philosophy for what bonuses should be used for and how they should be distributed. To provide some insight into your next bonus cycle, here is a quick, helpful guide with a few tips.


两个主要 类型的奖金 是自由裁量还是非自由裁量. A non-discretionary bonus may be outlined in an employee’s contract or in a company’s bonus plan document, setting an expectation that a bonus will be paid if certain conditions are met. A discretionary bonus is not guaranteed and instead is awarded by a company or manager if they decide it is merited. Whether the bonus is promised ahead of time or not, it can still be used in any number of ways to award 员工.

It’s important to keep in mind that non-discretionary bonuses must be considered as part of regular wages for overtime calculation purposes under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for non-exempt 员工. This can be tricky from a compliance perspective for employers.

Times You Might Reward Your Employees with a Bonus

Bonuses are typically tied to an individual’s performance, 公司的业绩, 忠诚度或里程碑. Some companies may also give out holiday or appreciation bonuses that are not performance-based.

绩效奖金: Performance-based bonuses are designed to 鼓励员工 to do good work or to reach specific goals. 雇主希望 鼓励员工 to reach a specific goal usually use non-discretionary bonuses. This encourages 员工 to work towards something throughout a specified time period in order to receive their bonus. 其他雇主可能会选择这样做 奖励性能 after the fact and not tie it to a specific performance metric. This allows managers to reward workers that perform well in softer, less measurable areas.

公司绩效奖金: 当公司在这一年里取得了成功, they will often reward their 员工 by giving them an extra share in the profits. These bonuses can be the same for every employee or they can be tied to some performance metric that measures the employee’s contribution to the company’s success that year. Company performance bonuses are a great way to show 员工 that they play a role in the company’s overall success. They are also a great way to tie bonuses to an amount that a company can afford based on its yearly profits.

忠诚/里程碑奖金: A loyalty bonus is given to an employee when they reach a certain milestone in their career. Often this is a certain number of years worked at a company, but it can also be tied to something like certification or a long-term sales target. Milestone bonuses help 员工 who are invested in the business feel that they are appreciated for their hard work and loyalty.

节日奖金: Some employers choose not to tie their bonuses to performance, but use them as yearly appreciation gifts for 员工. Holiday bonuses can give 员工 something to look forward to every year and can help boost company morale.

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