Akron Employee Benefits Attorneys

Find the right Employee Benefits attorney in Akron, OH

Benefits and pension arrangements are part of both the hiring process as well the retirement or termination process. The state of Ohio has laws governing 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.

Akron 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. The employer often pays for some of the benefit plans, but other plans require additional voluntary contributions from the employee. Further, employees are sometimes required to work for a minimum amount of time before becoming eligible for certain benefits.

What Employee Benefits are Protected by Ohio law?

Employers who provide medical plans to their employees owe them specific legal duties according to the laws of Ohio. They are required to disclose any important details of the medical coverage, and employees who file a claim are entitled to fair treatment in the processing of their complaint. 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.

In the city of Akron, employees who receive pension programs are owed a legal duty by the employer. First of all, the employer has a duty to provide all the benefits that may have been stated in the pension payment plan. Second, under a matched contribution plan, the employer must bear the risk of any investments that are made on behalf of employees.

How can a Akron, Ohio Pension and Benefits Attorney Help?

Lawyers in Akron, Ohio can help an employer in drafting a pension plan that is in compliance with the respective law. An attorney can also help employees in negotiating unforeseen difficulties arising out of a benefits plan.

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Life in Akron

Akron is the fifth largest city in Ohio. It is located in Summit County, near the Great Lakes area. In fact, Akron is about 40 miles from Lake Erie.

Some popular sites include the Cuyahoga Falls, the All-American Bridge, the Goodyear Polymer Center, and the All-American Soapbox Derby.

Interestingly, in 2001, Akron was named fifth on the list of "high tech havens" by Newsweek. It has also been awarded as one of the "World's Most Livable Cities," by the National Civic League.

Top employers include Goodyear, The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, GOJO, A. Schulman, FirstMerit Bank, and Bridgestone. Of course, to support these businesses, and local residents, Akron has a very competent legal force. Many attorneys practice law and devote themselves to providing excellent legal services.

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