Employer stealing 401k and insurance money

My employer has been stealing my
401k money from paychecks and they
never paid health insurance even
though they took the money from
paychecks for it

Asked on March 27, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

This appears to be a violation of a federal law called "ERISA", which covers employee benefit plans of which health insurance is considered to be. Your employer has a "fiduciary duty" to pay the premiums to the insurer in order to keep your coverage in force. By violating this duty, your employer can become liable for any medical bills incurred by you. I'd advise that you contact a local ERISA attorney. 


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