Required and Optional Benefits

​​You are legally required to participate in certain insurance programs, such as State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI), which provide benefits to employees under very specific circumstances. Additional employee benefits may be required, depending on the size of your company.

Many other types of benefits are optional, but including them in your benefits package can help you attract and retain highly qualified employees.

There are some benefits that you must provide to your employees, and many more that you can offer at your discretion.