Human Resources -- Benefit Information

Employee Benefits

Full-time employees work 40 hours a week and receive the full complement of company benefits. Part-time employees are eligible for paid vacation. Those who work more than 1,000 hours a year may be eligible for holiday pay and participation in Paddock's retirement programs.

The Daily Herald offers employees a choice from two medical plans which provide a full complement of benefits to protect employees and their dependents against catastrophic medical expenses. Preventive maintenance is also covered. Coverage for new employees begins after one month of employment.

Employees may elect dental insurance after one month of employment. Which provides comprehensive dental benefits and offers routine exams and cleanings.

Life insurance provides benefits to your beneficiaries when you die. Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance provides additional benefits when resulted from an accident. Coverage for new employees begins one month after employment.

Disability insurance provides financial protection for you and your family in the event that you become temporarily or permanently disabled.

We also offer flexible spending accounts that allow you to set tax-free dollars aside to pay for dependent care or medical, dental, and vision out-of-pocket expenses.

Employees are awarded paid vacation based on years of service with the company, and also have the option to buy one week of vacation. After six months of service, employees may take one paid personal day off each year.

401K enables employees to set aside from 1 to 50 percent of their pay in a tax deferred account.

The Employee Stock Bonus Plan funds are contributed by the company and are not dependent on your participation in the 401K program. Employees are eligible to participate in both plans the month after one year of service, if a minimum of 1,000 hours are worked in the year.

Full-time employees of the Daily Herald receive seven paid holidays after one month of employment; part-time employees who work 12 consecutive months with 1,000 hours are eligible for holiday pay.

Additional benefits include, but are not limited to the following: Discounts on classified ads, free newspaper daily at the office; or discount on home delivery.