Buffalo Employee Benefits Attorneys

Find the right Employee Benefits attorney in Buffalo, NY

Benefits and pension arrangements are part of both the hiring process as well the retirement or termination process. Health plans and pension arrangements are regulated by New York law. Those who receive these plans can file their claims under such laws.

Buffalo 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. While some benefits are paid by the employer, others involve voluntary employee contributions. Additionally, employers often require that the employee work for a minimum amount of time with them before they are eligible to receive benefits.

What Employee Benefits are Protected by New York law?

Employers owe particular legal duties to the employees in providing them with medical plans. Under New York law, employers must disclose health plan information, and the employee is entitled to equal treatment in the processing of any claims under the medical plan. There are also laws that allow employees who lose their jobs to continue the health coverage they had with their employer while they look for new work.

Employers in Buffalo also owe legal duties to employees who receive pension plans. First, the employer is bound by law to provide the benefits that were guaranteed in the payment plan. Second, any risks involving investments made on behalf of an employee according to matched contribution plans must be borne by the employer.

How can a Buffalo, New York Pension and Benefits Attorney Help?

Attorneys in Buffalo, New York will help 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 Buffalo

Buffalo has lots of nicknames like "the city of good neighbors," "the nickel city," and "the queen city" but the slogan that's best is "city of light." Buffalo, as the second most populous municipality in the State of New York, is just that. Buffalo is a waterfront city standing at the edge of where the Buffalo River, Niagara River, and Lake Eerie intercept. That means there are many tourists who come to Buffalo to see the Niagara Falls that are just 15 minutes away from downtown. Downtown Buffalo is a center of banking with major operations for First Niagara Bank, MT Bank, HSBC Bank USA, Bank of America, and KeyBank. Rich Products is one of the world's largest family owned food manufacturers and has their corporate headquarters in Buffalo.

Buffalo's economy is largely reliant on health care and education that have had continuous success in the face of the recession. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the University of Buffalo are largely to credit. Both institutions vastly expanded in the past few years offering more jobs and opportunities to Buffalo residents. Forbes Magazine rated Buffalo as the 10th best place to live in the United States in 2010. The Buffalo City Hall is a world renown building for its design by Art Deco. There are also a number of parks that are well kept in Buffalo. None compare to the Buffalo and Eerie County Botanical Gardens drawing visitors from far and wide.

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