Gloucester Employee Benefits Attorneys

Find the right Employee Benefits attorney in Gloucester, MA

Employee benefits and pensions are considered both when the employee is hired and when they leave the position (for whatever reasons). Massachusetts's laws specifically govern the way in which employers implement health plans and retirement pension payments. Recipients of such benefit plans can file claims using these laws.

Additionally, employers in Gloucester are required to perform on any benefits that may have been promised to the employee in a contract when work began. The employer sometimes pays for benefit plans, but at times the employee must make a voluntary contribution. Additionally, some employees establish a requirement that employees work with them for a certain period of time before they are eligible for benefits.

What Employee Benefits are Protected by Massachusetts law?

Under Massachusetts law, employers who provide employees with medical plans owe them specific legal duties. For instance, they must disclose important health plan information, and employees must be provided with a fair process when reviewing their claims according to the plan. There are also some laws that give employees the right to continue on their health care plan from the prior employee during periods in which they are actively pursuing new employment.

Gloucester employers also owe legal duties to those given pension programs. First, they are legally required to provide the benefits that were promised under a set benefit plan. Moreover, it is the employer who must bear the risk of any investments that are made on behalf of an employee under a matched contribution plan.

How can a Gloucester, Massachusetts Pension and Benefits Attorney Help?

Attorneys in Gloucester, Massachusetts will assist employers who wish to create pension plans that are in compliance with the law. A lawyer also helps employees who encounter difficulties in obtaining benefits under a pension or other type of plan.

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Life in Gloucester

Gloucester, Massachusetts is a city located on Cape Ann, in Essex County. According to a 2007 Census estimate, its population is approximately 30,000 people. The area now known as Gloucester was first reached by British settlers in the 1620s. The town of Gloucester was so named in the 1640s (or that's when the first known written reference to the name exists) from a town of the same name en England. The town, thanks to its once-abundant supply of lumber, and its proximity to the ocean, used to be an important shipbuilding center. Though this industry has largely moved elsewhere, it is still an important part of the town's history and culture. It was also once a very important center for commercial fishing, and fishing is still an important component of the local economy. The architecture of Gloucester is quite beautiful, with many sections of the town comprised almost entirely of 100+ year old buildings, giving it the idyllic look distinctive to New England. There are also plenty of lawyers in and around Gloucester, Massachusetts who can handle whatever legal problem you might find yourself facing. New England is home to several exceptional law schools, and, by extension, many exceptional lawyers. If you have a legal issue, a Gloucester, Massachusetts lawyer can help.

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