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In general courts do not like to meddle in company affairs and disputes concerning company practices unless some sort of discrimination occurs. If other veterinarians with 2 years in the company are getting the benefit you may be able to file suit because you are not receiving the benefit. In many cases a court will find once a benefit is offered to some employees it must be offered to all that qualify. If there is a contractual arrangement where you are to receive the benefit then you can file a breach of contract claim. This could include an employee agreement or handbook signed by the management and yourself.
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The Virginia Department of labor handles cases of wages being improperly witheld. here your complaint is concerning a company benefit. 401K plans are not mandatory. Where they are offered your participation cannot be denied if eligible and others have the ability to participate. You may need to sue your employer as the only means to force allowing your participation.
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