Deferred compensation refers to employee payment plans wherein the worker receives their payment at a later date than the completion of their work. An example of this is a with a pension plan or retirement package. Many workers choose these types of payment options in order to save money for the future or for retirement.
Deferred compensation lawsuits may involve various disputes over payments or benefits. These can occur due to many factors, including clerical errors, misunderstandings, or legal violations.
Common deferred compensation legal issues include:
Various other issues can also be at play in these types of situations. For instance, a breach of contract issue can also affect the employee’s eligibility for deferred compensation benefits. If the worker breaches an employment contract, they might be forfeiting some of their compensation rights.
Deferred compensation issues can sometimes only be discovered later on after the person has already stopped working for the employer. If the person discovers an error or discrepancy, they should contact the employer or hire an employment attorney for more advice.
Deferred compensation lawsuits need to be filed in a timely manner. For instance, if the employee waits too long to file their claim, they might miss the filing deadline (which can vary by state). Thus, it’s important that the worker pay attention to their compensation contracts and subsequent payments.
In most cases, a deferred compensation lawsuit can help the employee calculate compensation amounts and may allow them to receive a damages award for lost amounts or other losses. In some cases, cooperation with a government agency may be needed.
Deferred compensation is an important part of many employees’ work arrangements. You may wish to hire an employment attorney in your area if you need assistance or guidance for a deferred compensation lawsuit. Your lawyer can help you file your claim and can help determine your rights under state laws. Also, your lawyer can represent you as you appear for court meetings and proceedings.
Last Modified: 01-05-2015 01:48 PM PSTLaw Library Disclaimer
We've helped more than 4 million clients find the right lawyer – for free. Present your case online in minutes. LegalMatch matches you to pre-screened lawyers in your city or county based on the specifics of your case. Within 24 hours experienced local lawyers review it and evaluate if you have a solid case. If so, attorneys respond with an offer to represent you that includes a full attorney profile with details on their fee structure, background, and ratings by other LegalMatch users so you can decide if they're the right lawyer for you.