Listed below are links to articles about specific employee benefits that are required by law or voluntarily provided by employers.
Employee Benefits Topics
About Employee Benefits
Contrary to popular belief, employers are not required by law to provide some of the employee benefits that many have anyway. Read more about employee benefits.
Legal holidays explained in terms of employment, plus a list of legal holidays designated as such by Federal law. Also referred to as legal paid holidays and legal public holidays.
Topics Related to Employee Benefits
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Bereavement Leave Benefits
Discover if your employee rights entitle you to take time off from work to attend visitations, wakes or funerals. Also called funeral leave benefits.
COBRA Health Insurance Benefits
About the Federal law that grants to qualified employees, the right to extend their employer-provided health insurance benefits during periods of unemployment. HIPAA information included.
Family and Medical Leave Benefits
Explains employee benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a Federal law that entitles qualified workers to take unpaid sick leave to care for themselves or family members. Qualified workers now includes those who are involved in same-sex marriages legalized by the states. Mentions maternity, paternity and child-adoption leave, and leave arising from a family member's military duty.
How to Appeal a Denial of COBRA Benefits
Generally explains how to appeal a denial of COBRA health insurance benefits. Includes how to appeal a denial of the COBRA subsidy too. Part of the article entitled Fired for Gross Misconduct.
How to Appeal a Denial of Unemployment Benefits
Generally explains how to appeal a denial of unemployment benefits. Part of the article entitled Fired for Gross Misconduct.
Leave of Absence Employee Benefits
Find out if your employee rights entitle you to take a medical leave of absence or personal leave of absence.
Federal workers are entitled to paid holidays, under a "holiday pay law". But there is no such law for private-sector workers. Learn more about this employee benefit.
Paid Time Off (PTO) Employee Benefits
Explains employee rights regarding paid time off or PTO for short. PTO employee benefits include vacation, sick leave, and personal days.
Whether or not you're entitled to receive severance pay from your employer, after quitting or losing your job. Includes information about severance pay laws and severance agreements.
Sick Leave Employee Benefits
Learn whether or not your employee rights entitle you to sick leave benefits.
Social Security Disability Benefits
About the disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits provided by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).
State Disability Insurance Benefits
Information about the short-term disability insurance that five states and the Commonwealth of Puerto provide or require employers to include among their employee benefits.
General information about employee vacation leave benefits under state and Federal laws. Includes accrued vacation pay.
Workers' Compensation Benefits
The basics of state workers' compensation ("workers comp"), including claims, benefits, eligibility and appeals. Provides links for further researching same, specifically for the state in which you work.
See Unemployment for information about employee benefits from state unemployment insurance and Federal disaster unemployment assistance.