While employee benefit plans and group insurance arrangements are promoted as optional employee perks, most workers depend on these arrangements and insurance to secure their health care, retirement, disability and income and daily living expenses. When your ability to meet future obligations relies on insurance coverage or a performance bonus, it is necessary to understand the guidelines that affect a payout.
Employee benefits include health, retirement, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, and disability benefits. If they are employer sponsored benefits offered in a private sector workplace, then employees and their spouses and family members will have the protections of a federal statute commonly referred to as ERISA, or the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. This statute provides rights to disclosure of plan terms in plan documents and summary plan descriptions, and provides the framework for fililng benefit claims and appeals if such claims are denied.
You should seek the assistance of counsel if your written requests for plan documents is denied, when your claim is denied and you need to file an appeal, or when your appeal is denied and you wish to challenge that decision in court.
If you work in the public sector or federal sector (government employee), you do not have the protections of ERISA, but you may have protections under other state and federal laws. We will evaluate your benefit claims to assist you in identifying how best to enforce your benefit claims and rights.
Offering Informed Counsel On A Range Of Benefits And Compensation Matters
Whether you are employed by the government or a private entity, there are federal standards for benefits plans you are offered. Our attorneys design strategies to protect employee rights throughout these processes:
- Appeal of ERISA benefits claims
- Litigation of ERISA benefit claims
- Public and federal sector employee benefits claims
If you have been offered a compensation package through your employer, this contract may contain clauses that offer advantages to your employer at your expense. Whether you hold a middle management or executive position, we can review these compensation and employment contracts to ensure that your financial interests are preserved:
- Performance and incentive bonuses
- Employment and noncompete agreements
- Severance packages
Although we aim to engage proactively to avoid litigating disputes, our attorneys will aggressively defend your interests in state and federal court.
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