Benefits Question

I live in Florida. When I started working for my employer nearly 9 years ago, upon hiring I was offered retirement pkg, free health insurance(myself only) cost of living raise every year, and bonus upon good performance reviews every year(all my reviews have been very good). All of these benefits, have steadily been eliminated-not just from me but everyone employed here, there has been no compensation, monetary or other wise to replace these benefits, which, lets face it all have monetary value to me. Is this legal, it somehow doesn't feel that way, and of course the employer expects 110%, yeah right

1 answer  |  asked Sep 14, 2016 4:22 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Phyllis Towzey
Unfortunately, unless you have a written employment contract that guarantees you all of these benefits for a specific period of time, your employer has the legal ability to change, reduce, or even eliminate various benefits, so long as it complies with any applicable laws (like the Affordable Care Act).

An employer can change compensations plans prospectively. They just can't reduce your pay retroactively.

posted by Phyllis Towzey  |  Sep 14, 2016 4:33 PM [EST]

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