What to do if my company is asking me to sign a “Deduction Authorization” for my contribution to a group short/long term disability plan and they say that it’s not optional?

Can they legally force me to buy this insurance, or make it a condition of employment?

Asked on August 7, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Kansas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, this is legal an employer may put any terms of conditions it wishes on employment, such as requiring employees to take and pay for certain types of insurance or benefits, just as they may require employees to pay for tools or uniforms.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, this is legal an employer may put any terms of conditions it wishes on employment, such as requiring employees to take and pay for certain types of insurance or benefits, just as they may require employees to pay for tools or uniforms.


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