Pay and Benefits at Work
Getting time off work like vacation time or sick time are benefits that can depend on your employer and their rules. Ask your employer about a benefits manual, employee handbook or other information that explains the benefits. There are federal laws too. Learn more about federal laws for sick time and leave in our fact sheets: https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/work/time-work.
Different employers can have different rules for how much time off you get. They can also have different rules for what happens if you use all your time off or how your time off is paid when you leave your job. Your employee handbook should say more about your employer’s rules for time off.
If you have a question about your health insurance, retirement plan (403B, 401K), life insurance, or disability insurance benefits at work, talk to your HR department or to the office that manages the policy.
Rules about your wages depend on your job status. Read more about that in our Job Status and Your Rights fact sheet. If you don’t think your employer is paying you the right amount, look at this fact sheet about Wage Claims or this one about Overtime.
If you think your wages or benefits are different because you are being treated differently than other employees, read our Discrimination and Harassment at Work fact sheet.