I would like to offer more vacation time and a higher level of insurance to my managers. Is it legal for me to offer different benefit packages to my employees based on their job classification or work duties?
Yes. It is legal to offer your employees different benefits as long as you are not distinguishing between your employees based on a protected class such as disability, religion, gender, race etc. Some employers negotiate benefits with each new-hire based upon the employee’s prior experience and others will offer benefit levels based upon tenure. It is a recommended best practice to have your benefits in a written policy format or in your employee handbook.
If you would like assistance updating your benefits policy or your employee handbook, please feel free to contact us.