Definitions

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  • noun business The return of performance-related compensation originally paid by an employer to an employee as a result of the discovery of a defect in the performance.

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  • noun apple trees; found throughout temperate zones of the northern hemisphere

Etymologies

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From Latin, by analogy with bonus ("additional compensation")

Examples

  • (The Romanian word măr is presumably from Latin malus/malum, badly corrupted I admit but no worse than Spanish manzana or Portuguese maçã.)

    Apple juice

  • A "malus" element will ensure that traders who lose money are penalized -- meaning they won't get all of the withheld part of their bonus if they lose money in subsequent years.

    Sarkozy, Banks Set New Limits on Bonuses

  • A "malus" element will ensure that traders who lose money are penalized -- meaning they won't get all of the withheld part of their bonus if they lose money in subsequent years.

    Dealscape

  • No, the kindly law professor explains, the other kind of malus - "bad."

    Crimlaw

  • Solid companies need only hold out a net to catch talent and then discard the least attractive prospects. as UBS has, a "malus" element in executive remuneration - a stick to go with the abundant carrots already available to reward outperformance (and, potentially, recklessness).

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  • On Monday, UBS unveiled a bonus plan that starting in 2009 will make top executives wait three years before receiving stock-based bonuses and payout cash bonuses over three years, plus impose "malus" penalties if performance diminishes.

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  • The share amount can also be reduced by a "malus," or negative bonus.

    Rocky Mount Telegram - Business

  • The share amount can also be reduced by a "malus," or negative bonus.

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  • You’re a diabetic weightlifter, with some kind of malus fetish (look it up) for chrissakes!

    La freak: So chic | Johnny B. Truant

  • If we are to have positive rights, let us have them, within broadly agreed upon limits*, so as to free both of legislature and judiciary from having to play the games they do to get around our not having them, and thus from the malus such games produce.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Health insurance mandate as a privacy right violation

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