For years, I have said that there are two types of bonuses: discretionary or objectively calculated. Many employers use mixed wording which leads to ambiguity, and we know that any ambiguity in a contract will be interpreted contrary to the interests of the drafting party.
Demoting an employee and potentially lowering their pay is a decision that has implications for both the employee and the employer. These implications can range from hurt feelings, all the way to a wrongful dismissal claim.
Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the impact of an aging workforce; mood disorders and job performance; and, unauthorized deductions.