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At the risk of sounding totally dumb, are holiday bonuses a thing? I know I am eligible for a fiscal year end bonus in March, but not sure if holiday bonuses are to be expected. Obviously it depends on the firm, but just curious if there’s a general norm.

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In my experience, aside from “special bonuses” like the covid bonuses, you’re typically getting one bonus: at some firms that is paid out around the holidays and at others it is at the end of the firm’s fiscal year. Not typically both.

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Agreed with above. My firm hands out bonuses end of March. This year there is a covid bonus handed out in December. Holiday bonuses don’t seem to be much of a thing, but used to be at my old firm for staff only (no lawyers since bonus structure was already set).

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My firm gives out $500 at the holidays as a special treat for non-partner attys and staff and then the real bonuses are in January.

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If they are a thing at your firm you’d probably know by now

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