Hopewell Employee Benefits Attorneys

Find the right Employee Benefits attorney in Hopewell, VA

Issues with benefit plans and pension payments arise both when hiring an employee and when they leave the job. The state of Virginia 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.

Furthermore, employers in Hopewell must deliver any benefits to the employee that were included in a contract when the employee started work. Also, 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 Virginia law?

Employers owe certain legal duties to the employees in providing them with medical plans. Under Virginia law, employers must disclose health plan information, and the employee is entitled to fair treatment in the processing of any claims under the medical plan. Some laws also permit employees who lose their jobs to continue receiving the health coverage they had with their previous employer while they seek new employment.

Hopewell 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. Also, 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 Hopewell, Virginia Pension and Benefits Attorney Help?

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

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Life in Hopewell

Hopewell is found in the Tri-Cities area of Virginia and is incorporated into the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical area. The city is home to 24,000 suburban residents who live on a bluff overlooking the James River and Appomattox River. The city was developed by the DuPont Company in 1914 which manufactured dynamite, however, during World War I the factory switched to creating guncotton for soldiers and allies. Hopewell was burnt nearly to the ground in 1915 but rose from the ashes and quickly rebuild with help from local companies. The Tubize Corporation established a plant in Hopewell in 1923.

Today the city's manufacturing plants are primarily focused on chemical processing with large corporations like Honeywell, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, and Hercules Chemical providing the bulk of employment in the area. The City Point Historical District of Hopewell offers outstanding lodging and culinary accommodations but many flock to see the collection of Sears Catalog Homes. Sever of them are available for self guided tours. Lawyers and firm offices are also located in Hopewell. Hopewell lawyers take a diverse selection of cases and are well acquainted with advising their clients on local courts as well.   

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