Luxottica is offering a gross bonus of 1,892 euros this year to its staff, up from the €1,600 paid in 2015. The company will pay up to 500 euros more to employees that have not been absent during the year. Luxottica has a tradition of being generous to its staff. Last year, the group's chairman and founder Leonardo Del Vecchio offered 140,000 of his own Luxottica shares, worth about €9 million, to the company's employees. To thank him, the group's 77,395 employees bought a page in the daily Il Corriere della Sera wishing him a happy 80th birthday.