Employee Benefits and Pension Issues
Employee benefits and pension issues are a top concern for employers and employees alike. Employees rely on employment benefits and pension programs as part of their compensation, and employers have a number of state and federal laws governing their benefits and pension programs.
As a full-service employment law firm, William J. Provenzano & Associates, Ltd. frequently represents clients in connection with employee benefits and pension issues. We help employees obtain the pension benefits, retirement savings, compensation, and other employee benefits to which they are entitled. We also advise employers in connection with their employee compensation and pension benefits issues.
Contact our office at (847) 816-6588 to discuss your employment matter.
Employment Benefits and Pension Law
Pension plans generally fall into one of two categories: Defined Benefit Plans or Defined Contribution Plans. Under a Defined Benefit Plan, the employee receives a monthly benefit after he or she retires. Under a Defined Contribution Plan, the employer will make regular deposits into the plan with the funds vesting after a specified period of time. Some employers may also provide short term and/or long term disability benefits and disability pension benefits, which provide income to an employee in the event that he or she becomes disabled.
What to Do If You Were Denied Employee Benefits or Pension Benefits
Many Americans rely on pension benefits as part of their retirement savings, or disability benefits if the employee is temporarily unable to work. If an employee is denied a disability benefit or pension benefit, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights and get the benefits that you deserve.
You should first contact a qualified employee benefits attorney. Certain employee benefits are governed by the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), which is a complex set of laws that can be difficult to understand. An employment attorney can help you understand the ERISA laws that apply to your situation and assess your legal options.
You should also obtain and review a copy of the applicable employee benefit plan. An employee benefits attorney can help you understand the specific provisions of the benefit plan and navigate the legal system. You have a relatively short period of time in which to appeal the denial of pension benefits, so it is important to act quickly and consult with a pension attorney as soon as possible.
The employment benefits and pension plan lawyer at William J. Provenzano & Associates has been representing clients in connection with a wide range of complex labor and employment issues, including pension issues, for more than 30 years. We can assist employees with the benefit appeal process and advocate on your behalf for your entitlement to employee benefits.
Whatever your employee benefits or pension issue, the employment lawyer at William J. Provenzano & Associates is here to help. Contact our office today at (847) 816-6588 for more information on employee benefits and pension issues.