Distinguishing a one-time bonus to avoid future liability for moreHow to clarify when single payout is just that so employees don't expect it againBy Colin Gibson11/27/2007|Canadian Employment Law Today Question: We are a non-profit organization funded largely by the provincial government, which has provided us with some additional funding for salary increases but not enough to cover the increase in the cost of living. We would like to use other funding sources to provide our employees with a cost of living "bonus" this year, but we may not be able to do it again in the future. The bonus isn’t related to profits or performance and it will be across-the-board. We are looking for some wording other than "bonus" for this payment. Answer: To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.