Employee benefits

There are numerous benefits that an organization can offer its workers voluntarily. However, only some of them are basic and mandatory because state and federal laws establish them. These laws seek to benefit workers and establish basic rights. On the other hand, if your employer does not offer these benefits, you have the right to make a claim.

The legal benefits that employers must offer their employees include:

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Compensation in case of accidents at work
  • Income to retired workers
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Health insurance (in case of employers with more than 50 employees who work more than 30 hours per week)
  • Disability insurance (only valid in some states, including California)


Generally, several of these benefits come from funds paid by the workers themselves, and in many cases, it is deducted directly from the salary. These benefits were established to protect employees in cases of accidents, illnesses, or complicated situations that may prevent them from working.

On the other hand, some benefits are not required by law, but some employers nevertheless decide to provide them as an extra. Among them, we can find:

  • Paid vacations
  • Health insurance (optional for employers with fewer than 50 employees)
  • Life insurance
  • Assistance with your education
  • Savings funds


If you have doubts or complications validating your benefits, do not hesitate to approach our team of lawyers.