If an employer fails to disclose all of the job benefits at the time of employment, is that illegal?
Question Details: My friend works for one of the biggest hospital systems in NJ as a Cath Lab tech. When he was hired, the company failed to disclose that has a clinical ladder; a program that compensates medical professionals who obtains advanced level degrees and certifications. My friend was eligible for additional money from the time he was hired, but because his company failed to disclose this benefit to him, he did not receive the correct wage for many years. Was the negligence by his employer illegal according to state law?
There is no law requiring the disclosure of all an employer's benefits or programs to employees before or at hiring, or indeed at any time: i.e. employers may have certain benefits or programs which are known to some employees but not others, and there is nothing illegal about that.
An employer is not legally obligated to disclose all worker benefits either before or at the time of hire absent a union agreement or employment contract to the contrary. The fact is that they may set the conditoons of emloyment much as they see fit (so long as no form of legally actionable discrimination is a factor).