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Termination - 13th month salary

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Upon termination, is compensation received for 13th month salary? In other words, if the employee is terminated, does the employer owe the 13th month salary divided by the portion of the year that the employee worked?

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Old 23.07.2008, 09:27
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Re: Termination - 13th month salary

I very much doubt it. You give x months' notice and are entitled to x months' salary.

Quit after they've paid the 13th month!
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Old 23.07.2008, 09:34
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Re: Termination - 13th month salary

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Check your contract, I wa lucky enough to get pro-rata 13th month, but this may have been a company quirk.
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Re: Termination - 13th month salary

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Upon termination, is compensation received for 13th month salary? In other words, if the employee is terminated, does the employer owe the 13th month salary divided by the portion of the year that the employee worked?

Thanks for any info.
unless the 13th is a voluntary contribution, which in CH it usually isn't, then it is part of your salary and hence to be paid pro-rata. If you have a bonus agreement then these are paid pro-rata as well - even if targets have not been met.
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Re: Termination - 13th month salary

Agree with HTD: 13th month is usually part of contract and therefore integral part of salary which MUST be paid pro-rata
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Re: Termination - 13th month salary

Normaly you have an annual salary in your contract which is divided into 12 or 13 equal parts. 13th salary is an enforced savings scheme basicaly where employer collects interest on the money which admittedly is probably only interesting if you are Nestle sized.

The 13th is pro-rata, you work 7 months and leave, you get 7/12ths of a salary with you last pay packet.

A bonus or a gratification is usualy more at the disctetion of the employer and this is not necessarily paid upon termination, unless of course you have dirt on your employer. Just look what happened to UBS when Bradley Brinkfield was told he had no bonus comming.....
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Old 23.07.2008, 15:17
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Re: Termination - 13th month salary

In our company you are SOL.

Check your contract!
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