Milwaukee Employee Benefits Attorneys

Find the right Employee Benefits attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Benefits and pensions for employees often come into play during the hiring process as well as when the employee leaves the organization for whatever reason. 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.

Also, employers in Milwaukee are required to perform on any benefits that may have been promised to the employee in a contract when work began. The employer often pays for some of the benefit plans, but other plans require additional voluntary contributions from the employee. Additionally, employees are sometimes required to work for a minimum amount of time before becoming eligible for certain benefits.

What Employee Benefits are Protected by Wisconsin law?

Wisconsin 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. Also, some laws let employees who are out of work receive health care from a previous employer's plan while they are looking for a new job.

Milwaukee 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. Secondly, under a matched contribution plan, the employer must bear the risk of any investments that are made on behalf of employees.

How can a Milwaukee, Wisconsin Pension and Benefits Attorney Help?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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 Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the largest city in that state. It has a population of over 600,000 people.

The area now known as Milwaukee was populated by various Native American tribes for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. In the 1840s, a large wave of German immigrants, fleeing the 1848 revolution, sought the freedom and inexpensive land that the Milwaukee area offered. They contributed to the city's German character, which persists to this day. Beginning in the early 20th Century, Milwaukee became a major center for the socialist movement in the U.S., and elected 3 mayors from the Socialist Party.

Today, 13 companies in the Fortune 1000 have their headquarters in Milwaukee. Health care is one of the largest sectors of Milwaukee's economy, comprising about 27% of the jobs in the city. About 2/3 of the Milwaukee workforce is employed in manufacturing of some sort, which is one of the highest percentages in the U.S. - it seems clear that Milwaukee's manufacturing sector has survived the rash of factory closings and outsourcing that ravaged so many other Midwestern cities in the last few decades.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin has a thriving legal community. If you live in the Milwaukee area, and need legal services, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin lawyer can help.

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