by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
November 5, Appalachian State University’s employees SHRA (subject to the Human Resources Act) received a memo telling them the school was going to give them a $750 bonus on top of the $750 provided by the state. Twelve days later, after the employees had had a chance to adjust their budgets accordingly, the school revoked it. It wasn’t that the school was trying to be evil. The problem was legal counsel feared the bonuses could be construed to run afoul of the law. This is but another instance of going to Harrah’s to gamble away one’s fortune looking more like a source of income than traditional methods of exchange in today’s economy.