Passaic Employee Benefits Attorneys

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Benefits and pension arrangements are part of both the hiring process as well the retirement or termination process. The laws of the state of New Jersey regulate how employers may distribute health and retirement plans; beneficiaries and recipients of such plans may file their claims under such laws.

In addition, the employer in Passaic is required to make sure the employee receives any benefits that were guaranteed in a contract when the employee started their work. Furthermore, employers bear the risk of any investments that are made on behalf of an employee according to a matched contribution plan.

What Employee Benefits are Protected by New Jersey law?

New Jersey laws require that employers providing medical plans for their workers perform certain legal duties. The employer must inform the employee about their health plans, and the employee is entitled to fair treatment in the review process of their claim. There are also some laws which give employees the right to continue on their health care plan from the previous employee during periods in which they are actively pursuing new employment.

Passaic employers also owe legal duties to those given pension programs. First, they are legally bound to provide the benefits that were promised under a set benefit plan. Furthermore, any risks involving investments made on behalf of an employee according to matched contribution plans must be borne by the employer.

How can a Passaic, New Jersey Pension and Benefits Attorney Help?

Passaic, New Jersey attorneys may help employers in implementing pension plans that comply with the applicable laws. They may also help workers who are having difficulties in obtaining the benefits of a given plan.

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Life in Passaic

Passaic, New Jersey is a city in Passaic County. As of a 2008 Census estimate, its population is just under 67,000 people.

The city of Passaic can trace its origins to a Dutch settlement established in 1679, on the Passaic River. "Passaic" comes from the Lenape word pahsayèk, which means "valley." The 19th Century saw a great deal of industrial growth, becoming a center for the textile industry. Passaic is sometimes called the "birthplace of television" because, while the TV was not invented there, it is the site of the first permanent TV station designed to broadcast to consumers. It began transmission in 1931.

Currently, portions of Passaic are designated by the state of New Jersey as "urban enterprise zones." This is part of a state program to promote entrepreneurship and economic growth by targeting areas underserved by businesses providing basic services, and encouraging them to set up shop there through reduced sales taxes (3 1/2% as opposed the statewide rate of 7%), and tax credits for hiring new employees.

If you live in Passaic, New Jersey, and need an attorney, chances are good that you'll be able to find one. Thanks to its size, diversity, and proximity to the large city of Newark, there is a significant legal community there. The chances are good that a Passaic, New Jersey lawyer can help you with whatever legal issues you might face.

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