In a decision that will be officially released next week, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that a year-end bonus — the amount of which is discretionary — does not constitute "wages" under Connecticut wage & hour laws.
The decision, Ziotas v. The Reardon Law Firm (download here), reverses an appellate court decision to the contrary. I first reported on the case way back in 2008. But I also noted a month later that the Supreme Court seemed to apply some restraints as to whether bonuses constituted "wages" in the case of Weems v. Citigroup.
I’ll have more on this case tomorrow after I have some additional time to review it.