Skokie Employee Benefits Attorneys

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The state of Illinois has laws regulating the way that employers are allowed to administer health benefits and pension plans. Recipients and beneficiaries of these packages can file their claims under the state laws. Additionally, employers in Skokie are required to perform on any benefits that may have been promised to the employee in a contract when work began.

While some benefits are paid by the employer, others involve voluntary employee contributions. Moreover, employers often require that the employee work for a minimum amount of time with them before they are eligible to receive benefits. Those employers who provide medical plans for employees owe specific legal duties under Illinois law to those they cover. They must disclose important information about the health plans, and employees are entitled to a fair process in the treatment of their claims under the plan.

What Employee Benefits are Protected by Illinois law?

Additionally, some laws let employees who are out of work receive health care from a prior employer's plan while they are looking for a new job. Employers in Skokie also owe legal duties to employees who receive pension plans. First, the employer is required by law to provide the benefits that were guaranteed in the payment plan.

Also, employers bear the risk of any investments that are made on behalf of an employee according to a matched contribution plan Skokie, Illinois attorneys may assist employers in implementing pension plans that comply with the applicable laws. They may also assist workers who are encountering difficulties in obtaining the benefits of a given plan.

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Life in Skokie

The picturesque town of Skokie, Illinois is located just sixteen miles from the state capital of Chicago, and twelve miles from Chicago O'Hare International airport. Comprised of 10.2 square miles, Skokie is a popular town for city workers to live in, and was awarded the Illinois "Governor's Award" as well as being recognized as an "All American City" by the National Civil League.

Out of the entire country, Skokie was the first community to have a nationally accredited fire, police and public works department -- a distinction that places Skokie as a model city to many others inside and outside of the state. With all the awards and attention, it is no wonder that Skokie was named one of the 80 fastest growing suburbs in the nation.

Also on the rise in Skokie are lawyers. Whether working in Chicago or Skokie, local lawyers are skilled in anything a client may need whether it is a high stakes divorce or drafting a simple deed. Many lawyers come from the local law schools in Chicago, including University of Chicago Law School.

Skokie gets its unique name from the Native American term for fire. Skokie is home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education center, and the city's large Jewish population makes it the only Illinois city that has more Jewish schools than Catholic schools. The North Shore Center for Performing arts is located in Skokie and provides the city with many cultural events and concerts every year.

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