back to article HCL Technologies makes partial change to its controversial bonus clawback policy

Indian IT services giant HCL Technologies has quietly removed some of the controversial clauses from its HR policy revealed by The Reg last week, which required resigning employees to pay back bonuses. According to the policy, employees who resign are responsible for paying back all the bonus they've received from their last …

  1. Chris G Silver badge

    Carrot and whip

    I have never been keen on working in bonus schemes where often the bonus is the only thing that makes the wage worthwhile.

    A decent rate and no stupid limits on pay when overtime is necessary is all I used to ask.

    HCL is being underhand and petty, if they had a good working environment with adequate rewards, attrition would not be a problem.

    1. ShadowSystems

      Re: Carrot and whip

      Exactly. If you want to claim to be "employee friendly" then use actual employee friendly pay routines. If ~25% of your employees give you TheFinger & leave because you suck, take that as the wake up call to pull your head out of your arse & fix your obviously employee unfriendly bits.

  2. BOFH in Training

    Not sure if this is the case, but India law requires the company to pay something called "gratuity" when an employee leaves, which is based on the salary and the length of service. Not sure if bonuses are included in that calculation, and if they are not, it could be a method whereby the company can reduce the gratuity payment to employees who are retiring / leaving for other companies.

    Of course I could be wrong, since I don't know the details of this law.

  3. ronkee


    Well done el reg for whatever role your article may have played.

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