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Employee Benefits

Enforcing benefit plans when they are violated.

Employee compensation in a form other than wages or salaries is commonly referred to as "employee benefits." The law generally does not require employers to provide benefits; however, many employers choose to provide some benefits in addition to wages. These benefits may include: health insurance, retirement savings, vacation pay, reimbursed expenses, company-sponsored trips, stock options, compensation for job-related injuries, etc. A claim may arise when an employer does not give employees the benefits promised.

Additionally, employers may not administer employee benefits in a way that discriminates against groups who are protected by state and federal anti-discrimination laws, or in a way that is inconsistent with contracts or other agreements that have been made with employees. Employers cannot retaliate against employees who attempt to exercise their rights to available benefits.

Contact our employment attorneys for a free consultation about whether you have a right to employee benefits.