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Types of Employee Benefits

List of Government Mandated and Employer Provided Employee Benefits

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There are some types of employee benefits that are mandated by law, including minimum wage, overtime, leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and workers compensation and disability. There are other types of employee benefits that employers are not required to offer, but choose to provide to their employees.

Types of Mandated Employee Benefits

There are other types of employee benefits that are provided by the company as benefits for employees, however the employer is not required to offer them and the employee is not entitled to receive them.

These types of employee benefits that are offered are at the discretion of the employer or are covered under a labor agreement, so they will vary from company to company.

Types of Employer Provided Employee Benefits

Check on the Types of Employee Benefits Available

When you're considering a job offer, it's important to know exactly what employee benefits you will be provided with and to get enough benefit information to ensure that the coverage is what you need.

When you have been offered a job, check with the hiring manager or the Human Resources department of the company to review the employee benefits package provided by the employer.

If you're already working, check with Human Resources (the information may also be available on the company website) for clarification of your benefits coverage.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is from United States and individual State government resources, from private parties, and from some non-U.S. governmental resources. I presume the governmental information, from government web sites, is correct, although I recommend you seek legal assistance if interpretation of a law is a problem. Most government websites do provide ways for you to ask questions and receive additional, personal assistance. Seek legal assistance, however, if your questions are inadequately answered, if you are uncertain, or if your situation is unusual. The private web sites, and the information linked to both on and from this site, are opinion and information. While I have made every effort to link accurate and complete information, I cannot guarantee it is correct. Please seek legal assistance, or assistance from State, Federal, or International governmental resources to make certain your legal interpretation and decisions are correct. This information is for guidance only.

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