EMPLOYEE BENEFIT ATTORNEY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
UNDERSTANDING BENEFIT LAWS AND EMPLOYEE RIGHTS
Employee benefits are one of the most distinguishing aspects of employment relationships and are often vital to the lives of employees and their families. In many cases, benefits can be used as a bargaining chip to attract prospective employees and retain qualified workers. There are also specific laws and regulations regarding the ways in which employers provide benefits and the rights of employees who receive them. At Diefer Law Group, P.C., our Southern California employment lawyers assist clients with understanding their rights to employee benefits and provide aggressive representation to employees who have suffered damages as the result of employers failing to comply with benefit laws.
LAWS REGARDING BENEFITS
Vacation, medical insurance and retirement benefits are merely options that employers can offer employees as a form of compensation and are not required by law. Once benefits are offered, even if they are “optional” benefits, employers are subject to laws that regulate how benefits must be applied. Our Southern California employment law attorney can review your benefits to ensure they are compliant with federal and state regulations.
Examples of the laws are as follows:
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees are entitled to unpaid, job-protected leave during which they can remain covered by health insurance plans. Employers cannot retract benefits when an employee takes leave for a qualified reason. FMLA prohibits engaging in any form of employer retaliation. If you are considering taking a leave, allow our Southern California lawyers to review your company’s policies.
DISABILITY INSURANCE AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
California State Disability Insurance (SDI) provides partial wage supplementation for California employees. As a state-mandated program, SDI offers affordable benefits to employees with injuries or illnesses that are not work-related as well as employees who are unable to work due to pregnancy or childbirth. Workers’ compensation is another insurance program available to many employees who suffer injuries on the job, depending on the employer. Our legal team can help you understand your rights to these benefits based on your specific situation.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEYS FOR BENEFIT MATTERS
Having dedicated our legal careers exclusively to employment law, our legal team is able to successfully counsel and represent clients in a variety of employee benefits matters. If you are interested in learning more about your rights or exploring your legal options to lodge a complaint or engage in a dispute, please request a free case evaluation with a Southern California employment attorney from our firm to find personalized answers to your questions. Our attentive and focused attorneys prove one-on-one attention and always strive to create customized solutions to solve the problems you face.
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