Securing the Benefits California Workers Deserve
As a U.S. and California employee, you are legally entitled to certain employee benefits such as:
- Vacation time
- And family and medical leave
While the particular benefits you receive will vary based on your employer and the type of employee you are classified as, all workers should be granted select benefits under most circumstances.
If you are denied benefits that are rightfully yours, you can bring a lawsuit against your employer.
The San Diego employment benefits attorney at Manfred, APC can help you secure the just compensation you deserve if you have been denied benefits you are rightfully entitled to.
For almost two decades, founding attorney Manfred Muecke has been standing up for the rights of workers throughout the state.
If you or a loved one has been denied benefits you are entitled to under the law and/or your employment contract, our legal team has what it takes to win your case.
What Types of Benefits Are Offered to California Workers?
Anyone who has held more than one job knows that benefits can vary greatly from one employer to the next. While the law guarantees certain benefits—such as Social Security, workers' compensation, and paid sick leave—oftentimes employers get to choose what to offer their employees. These should be listed and clearly explained in your employment contract.
Benefits provided by your employer may include:
- Disability benefits
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Pension plans
- Retirement plans
- Severance pay
- Sick pay/leave
- Vacation time
- Workers' compensation insurance
Additional benefits offered to select employees in the state of California may include:
- 457 Deferred Compensation Plans
- Child Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Contributory Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Optional Long Term Disability Plans
Retirement Benefits Claims
Do you believe your retirement benefits have been unfairly managed or denied? You may have grounds for a lawsuit. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that was enacted in 1974 in an effort to protect employee benefits.
Retirement plans in California include:
ERISA was initially passed to ensure workers would receive their pension benefits—however, the law now covers insurance benefits as well.
Common ERISA violations in San Diego include:
- Breach of fiduciary duty toward covered employees
- Improper denial of benefits to current or former employees
- Interference with the rights of employees covered by plans
- Lost benefits due to negligence or wrongdoing
- Wrongful termination to avoid paying benefits
If you are concerned that your employer has tampered with your benefits or that your insurance company has wrongfully denied your fair claim, we can help.
Whether your claim is dictated by federal or state law, our team possesses the experience and knowhow to stand up for you. Learn more about retirement and other employee benefit claims by contacting our firm today.
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This page only covers a sample size of the type of employee benefit claims we handle.
To discuss whether you have a case and how our firm can help, call Manfred Muecke today for more information during a confidential and no obligation case evaluation.