Mandatory Benefits

What are mandatory benefits?

Mandatory benefits, also known as statutory benefits, are benefits that employers are required by law to provide to their employees. Examples include worker's compensation insurance, unemployment insurance and, under some state and local laws, paid sick leave.

For more information, see How to Design an Employee Benefits Program.


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