Half my office qualifies for 401K and the rest of us don't - is this legal?
November 2,2020 at 5:46PM UTC
My firm was acquired by another firm a year ago. The merger process was suppose to be finalized this summer and all my coworkers and I have been moved onto the new firm's healthcare. We are also expected to conform to the new firms policies, etc. etc. HOWEVER, none of us have been given the opportunity to join the 401K plan that includes a 10% match, which is driving me nuts and costing me not insignificant $$ I could be investing. Is this legal?
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