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Questions tagged [benefits]

Questions related to non-monetary compensation and 'perks' that are offered by many employers.

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What does a company mean when they say, “does not offer benefits”?

I came across a job posting that states, This is a full-time, salaried position. [Company] does not offer benefits. Does this mean they do not offer health/vision/dental insurance, PTO, 401k ...
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Is it professional to ask when my converted leave credits will be given?

I’ve been working for a company (a startup) for 13 months. My contract states that I have 5 days of sick leave and 5 days of vacation leave, but it doesn’t state anything about when the converted ...
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As an outsourced employee, is it reasonable to ask for benefits that regular employees have on business trips?

I work for company A. My company outsources 10-15 people (including myself) to company B. I go to a business trip to a foreign country as the only person from company A (there are a few people from ...
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If a manager takes perks away to an employee, can the employee demand equal policy for the same role? [closed]

In startups, but not only in startup, employees can have perks, e.g. travel in "economy plus", or flexible hours, which are not documented in the employment contract. The perks I am referring to have ...
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Employer believes I want to work for free. What to do?

I am an engineer with around 10 years of professional experience. I am currently full-time employed. I was looking for other positions because I was not totally satisfied with my current job. So I ...
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Does taking away morale factors result in a permanent reduction in work satisfaction [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask, sorry in advance! I'm having a discussions with a more fiscally conservative colleague about how taking away some perks will affect morale and ...
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California employee being misclassified as a contractor, what can I do about it?

I was hired as a graphic designer at a locally owned stationery store in California about a month and a half ago. From the start I knew something was kind of strange, as I was hired for full time but ...
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Health benefit deductions following a transition from semi-monthly to bi-weekly payroll [closed]

In a company that is switching from semi-monthly to bi-weekly payroll (good news), there is the transition period that is tricky. The last paycheck under the old payroll is on Dec 31 covering pay ...
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Negotiating a start date

To my knowledge, I'm in an unusual situation for my field (engineering). I am technically an employee of a Staffing Agency and working on a 9 month contract for them at a Consulting Firm, which I ...
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Are companies allowed to make employee paid benefits mandatory? [closed]

I just finished my probation period and received an email from HR outlining my benefits package. Some of my benefits (including dental and health) show up as 'employee paid benefits' meaning an amount ...
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Company asked to return tuition assistance. How to return the taxes paid? [closed]

In 2017, my previous company gave me a tuition assistance of $2900. I quit the job and found another one. Recently, in June 2018, the company sent me a letter asking to return the amount since I quit ...
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want to take a week PTO 'After' 3 weeks notice, is this acceptable or crazy? [closed]

I gave notice 1 weeks ago. Being nice, I agreed to remain for 3 weeks instead of 2 weeks, so 2 more week remaining. Now, I've decide I want to take 1 week vacation between jobs. Not being one to ...
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Ethics of renting out an assigned workplace parking spot [closed]

I work in a downtown environment, and everyone in our company is assigned a parking spot in the lot. There are numerous lots that charge anywhere from $5 to $10 a day to park within blocks of my ...
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How to ask an employer for education benefits

Preface: I'm a software engineer at a small-ish company (under 40 people) and I've been there for over 4 years. I was initially hired as QA (I do not have an engineering background) and over the ...
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Former employer asking to be reimbursed for benefits [closed]

I recently quit my Job in Belgium and moved to Canada. During my employment in Belgium, the company had paid for my annual train pass as a benefit. Now I have received an email from them demanding me ...
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How do I calculate my current salary+benefits when looking for a new job? [closed]

I'm currently job hunting and need to understand what sort of salary range to look for in advertised jobs. Say my basic salary is £45,000. My work provide free lunches and my mobile phone so I ...
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Intern to Full-Time, placed as contractor until hiring freeze is over [closed]

While attending a local Community College, I accepted an internship with a company. Fast Forward 6 months the company offered me a full time position. (w00t w00t) This is where things get tricky. ...
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In the long term, how can someone translate very high productivity into a bigger paycheck? [closed]

I would like to start out by saying, I love my current job. The work is interesting, the hours are good, my coworkers are great, my manager is intelligent and competent, and my pay is good. This ...
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Is there a reason that no one offers benefits for part-time employees?

I might be making an assumption based on my own limited experience, but I'm trying to figure out why part-time work seems to be actively discouraged in the workplace. I've been thinking about ...
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How do I handle a problem with benefits not as promised when I've already taken the job?

How do I handle a potential hiring contract (I'm a full time employee not an independent contractor, to be clear) dispute when I've already taken the job and been working for a month? The specifics ...
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Here're the reasons I'm resigning, should I accept this counter offer? [closed]

I have another offer from a company other than the one I'm working for currently. The reasons I'm looking to leave are: I feel that I'm not gaining experience No contract, nor insurance whatsoever, ...
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job offer and confusion in salary

I would appreciate if someone could help me figure out the situation! I had applied for a job and eventually got the offer. The way I received the offer seemed to be a bit weird. After several ...
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Downgraded on company-paid flight - who gets compensated?

While traveling for work, I was downgraded from business class to economy class. The airline will have to compensate me for this change, in cash, vouchers, or miles. Am I personally entitled to this ...
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Re-negotiating after getting a second offer? [closed]

I received an offer for new position from company A (senior engineering position), and tried to negotiate a for slightly higher salary. They accepted and gave me 4 days additional to submit final ...
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Posting health insurance details online

I need to select between two different health plans at my new employer and I'm not entirely clear on the difference between them. Is there any issue with posting the details online (on a Q&A site, ...
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Is it normal for companies to provide a relocation allowance? [closed]

I have just accepted my first job abroad and I will have to move around various AirBnB and hostel forms of accommodation for the first few months as I do not have enough money saved up to pay for the ...
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Continuously Denying PTO

About a month ago, my boss came back from a 2 week vacation. I have a lot of PTO (paid time off) built up and I wanted to take a week so I wouldn't lose it. My boss denied it saying we had a high ...
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Is it appropriate to negotiate a higher salary if I don't require healthcare?

I'm graduating college in May and will be joining a technology start-up in San Francisco afterwards. One of the benefits that this start-up provides is a health care plan, which I don't need because I'...
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Per diem and equal company benefits [closed]

I accepted a full-time job in august working in a city 25 miles from where I lived. Key word "lived". The project manager was well organized fair and provided us with water, snacks and sunscreen for ...
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How do you ask for same benefits that others get? [duplicate]

In my company there is a CEO and several VPs. The CEO works from home 1 - 2 days a week. Some of the other VPs work from home at least once a week. Other departments have people who work remotely ...
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What are some workplace perks/benefits which don't cost the company anything? [closed]

My work is looking for some ideas of perks/benefits for employees that doesn't cost the company money. For example: flexible working hours, flexible lunch hours, working from home when possible etc. ...
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Negotiating Offers (Verbal Offers & General)

I have always wondered about this particular area of job hunting and never gave it any thought because I just took whatever came my way because I needed to move on, but with negotiating I essentially ...
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Senior employee negotiating more vacation time [closed]

I have worked for 17 years in a small company where I report directly to the president. He is the only employee above me. One other employee has been here as long as I have, and two others are within ...
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is my company taking advantage of me? need advice! [closed]

Have been at my job for 3.5 years, started as an intern doing 2 days a week doing minor tasks.(work in IT, support team). on a contract with NO job description or mention of penalty rates or leave of ...
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What are “summer hours” in the context of an employment benefit? [closed]

I came across a a job posting on Stack Overflow careers that lists "summer hours" as a benefit, and now I'm wondering what this actually is. What are "summer hours" in the context of an employment ...
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Can an insurance broker ask for fees a former employer forgot to without from final paycheck? [closed]

I live in the state of California. I amicably left an employer over 2 years ago and have just received a phone call from (presumably) the insurance broker of said employer informing me that medical ...
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Is it reasonable asking employer to drop employee benefit plan probation period?

I was contacted by an employer and succesfully passed their hiring process. So now we are negotiating on salary and terms. I am currently employed and have my employee benefits plan. I do not want to ...
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How can I ask for a different brand of hardware offered by my employer?

The employment perks state I get my own MacBook Pro (to work with) and iPhone, but I really dislike Apple hardware (not going to discuss Apple vs Brand X) and I simply work way better and much more ...
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Can Tuition Reimbursement impact your raise? [closed]

The company I work for recently added Tuition Reimbursement. When it was explained - asking us to think ahead so it can be put in the budget - we were told that using this benefit would decrease our ...
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What benefits can I ask from a company that wants to contract me abroad for six weeks? [closed]

I'm flying from one ME country to another ME country. I wanted to fly back on the weekends, as my family is here with me now. I also wanted hotel accommodation (they wanted to throw me in a villa they'...
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Probation period before receiving medical benefits [closed]

How common is it that a company has a probation period of 90 days before an employee can enroll in health benefits? I will be working for a startup. Is this a generally accepted principle depending ...
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How can I get my employer to stock a wider variety of tea? [closed]

The company I work for provides a water, tea, and coffee for employees to drink throughout the day. We have awesome water coolers that provide crisp, filtered drinking water. Our coffee machine makes ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for calculation of 1099 rate from existing salary + benefits?

In the US most salaried positions come with benefits, such as health and dental insurance, etc, etc. Is there a rule of thumb that converts salary + benefits to an hourly rate for a 1099? Obviously, ...
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HR says all employees required to talk to a salesman about a benefit — how to respond?

I work for a large government employer - a community college district in the US with thousands of employees. I received an email from HR saying that all employees were required to meet with a ...
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Possible fraudulent mail received regarding employee benefits

I am a relatively new employee and I'm only several weeks into my new job. Today I received a letter in the mail regarding my employee benefits account being successfully set up, the particular type ...
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How can we set up (and administer) an EAP-Like program for financial crises? [closed]

I work for a medium-size company, with around 85 employees. An employee of ours has a daughter with a brain tumor, and had surgery yesterday. The company is pretty tight-knit, and we raised some money ...
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Why are benefits withheld in job postings?

It seems that companies and recruiters are all about giving a job description and asking if someone is interested in the position to respond. However these descriptions very very rarely provide any ...
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Benefits removed between signing contract and starting- is it reasonable to ask for alternative?

I recently started a new job, after multiple offers. One of the offers still stands. There were two things which made my decision: the work itself and some particular benefits. I clarified those ...
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Requesting a revision to Education Reimbursement [closed]

I am interested in requesting a revision to my company’s policy on tuition reimbursement. At present there is a budget set aside for employees to continue their education but it must be at an ...
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Is it a bad idea to break a signed contract before working at a company in lieu of continuing at a current job with better career prospects?

So I'm a 3rd undergrad student in computer engineering and I'm currently on a summer internship which will end during the third week of august and immediately after which I will be starting at another ...