Worker Benefits Upheld in Settlement Negotiations
Worker benefits are typically negotiated prior to engaging in a formal working relationship, as well as during the employment. Employees depend on the worker benefits that an employer has agreed to bestow upon them, especially during retirement. When an employer violates a union agreement or collective bargaining agreement that pertain to worker benefits, as well other employment contracts, then they can become liable for their unlawful actions.
AK Steel Corp Settlement
In a worker benefits lawsuit involving approximately 3,000 Pennsylvania retired working and/or their surviving spouses, former employees will continue to be eligible for medical benefits. A $17.86 million settlement was reached between both parties. The case was initiated in 2010 when the employer made plans to cut benefits and premiums. The retired employees had been promised medical worker benefits during their retirement. The settlement was modeled against a similar action from 2006 involving AK Steel workers in Ohio.
Understanding Your Legal Rights
Employees have legal rights in the workplace that cannot be violated by an employer. An experienced attorney can provide you with pertinent information on labor and employment laws that are in place for California workers. With the help of a skilled lawyer, you can become better acquainted with violations of the law.
If your employer is in non-compliance with an agreement involving your worker benefits, then you should speak to a legal professional right away. You have legal rights that must be protected properly, so that you may continue to enjoy the remuneration that you justly deserve. Contact Shegerian & Associates today to set up a consultation!