Employee Benefits Management
When we first opened our doors in 1854, employee benefits as we know them today were nonexistent. Workers put in 65-70 hour weeks. Modern day labor laws covering hours, wages, and safety did not exist. Health insurance, unemployment, sick days, and vacation time didn’t evolve until decades later. In 1938, Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the first federal minimum wage at 25 cents an hour.
Today, employee benefits are a vital component of the employment compensation package, including both statutory benefits – those mandated by federal, state or local laws – and optional benefits, offered by the employer to attract and retain employees. With today’s profusion of benefits, things are vastly more complex. Employers face a labyrinth of employment laws, compliance issues, policies, processes, and tracking.
At Gilbert’s Risk Solutions, whether we’re serving a Pennsylvania technology firm with a half dozen programmers or a manufacturer with hundreds of workers, our goal is the same: to become your one-stop expert partner as an adjunct to your internal Human Resources department.