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Q: Does the law say that my employer must pay me a bonus?

I got a loan from the bank because I thought I would get a thirteenth cheque. But my employer didn’t pay me a Christmas bonus. Doesn’t the law say that my employer must pay me a bonus?

A:

To start off with, you need to understand that there is no legal requirement in South African labour law for an employer to pay its staff any annual bonuses or thirteenth cheques.