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What Are Employee Benefits?
Employee benefits are types of compensation that are given to employees in addition to their normal salaries and wages. These often differ from company to company and the specific terms of a worker’s individual employment contract. Generally, most employees receive major benefits such as:
- Insurance coverage (medical, dental, and life insurance)
- Disability coverage
- Retirement and pension options
- Medical/sick leave
- Paid and non-paid vacation
- Social security benefits
- Fringe benefits
- Various other benefits
Some more specialized employee benefits may include special housing, transportation/vehicle privileges, lunch and other food offerings, and laptop/tablet/smartphone usage.
How Are Employee Benefits Obtained?
Most major employee benefits such as insurance options are standard for all employees of a company. Other benefits must be requested and may be specifically bargained for during hiring and when negotiating an employment contract. Some employers might not be open to negotiating for employee benefits.
What Are Employee Perks?
A more recent concept in employment law is the idea of “employee perks.” These are smaller, more specific benefits that are often given to employees with seniority or who have performed well. They can sometimes define the “culture” and environment of a company or workplace. Some examples of employee perks include:
- Travel and hotel credits
- Leisure activities during work hours, such as recreation sports
- Additional stationery
- Lunch stipends
- Clothing benefits
Perks and benefits must be distributed in a way that does not constitute employee discrimination or other similar violations. Employee benefit disputes may result in legal action, such as a lawsuit for breach of contract or a pension dispute.
Should I Hire a Lawyer for Help with Employee Benefit Issues?
Employee benefits are a regular practice and an integral part of most employment arrangements. You may need to hire an employment lawyer if you need assistance with any employee benefit issues or disputes. Your attorney can assist you when it comes to negotiating or reviewing benefit options. Also, if you need to file a lawsuit, your lawyer can represent you during court appearances.
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Last Modified: 01-05-2015 03:39 PM PST
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