Welcome to Bojangles of Western North Carolina! As a new member of the Bojangles team we are pleased to offer you a comprehensive, high quality benefits package. You will receive a New Hire packet that includes a benefit guide with detailed options available to you and your family, including information about how to enroll in coverage. In the meantime, we’ve put together a list of frequenty asked questions that we hope you will find useful.
WHEN WILL I BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS? We offer benefits to our full-time employees the first of the month following 60 days of continuous employment. However, if you and/or your dependents are currently enrolled in the medical with BRI, Inc. we will waive the new hire waiting period for this benefit and allow you to enroll yourself and your qualified dependents effective on your BOJ of WNC hire date, which is February 22, 2021. We understand how important these benefits are to you and your family. This exception is only available for Fulltime employees and their dependents currently enrolled in the Medical Plan with BRI, Inc. Dental and Vision and other plans will be available at the normal enrollment time.
If you are a fulltime employee but do not have coverage currently, you will be eligible to enroll in our plans the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
You’ll have a specified amount of time to enroll, but if you decline coverage when it is offered, you will not be eligible to enroll until next year’s annual enrollment period when typically begins in July of 2022 for an August 1, 2022 effective date. There are certain Qualifying Life Events that may occur during the year that will allow you to make changes to your benefits. Refer to the Benefit Booklet for a complete list of all Qualifying Events as well as information about your responsibilities and who to contact to make a change.
HOW DO I ENROLL? Bojangles WNC uses an online Benefit Enrollment system called BenefitFirst. The portal is easy to use and can be accessed from a computer or your smart phone. It contains detailed information about our benefits, including Plan documents, Benefit summaries, videos and other helpful tools. You will receive a letter called a PERSONAL BENEFIT STATEMENT (PBS) that contains your unique username and password along with instructions about how to log into the portal and make your elections. No Computer? No Worries! Benefitfirst also operates a Call Center to answer any questions you may have and can even help you enroll over the phone! The PBS will include the Call Center phone number and operating hours. ~Please refer to your Benefit Guide or contact Human Resources if you have any questions~
401K Salaried employees are eligible for our 401 K plan after one year of employment if you meet the requirements.
See Amendment Below: PTO and 401K information for GSA acquisition: Hourly PTO
Employees must have met one year of service with Opco to be eligible for the BOJ of WNC, LLC PTO benefit.
If eligible, you may begin to use this PTO beginning, period 4/quarter 2 which starts on 3/29/21.
If you have vacation/PTO scheduled in March please get with your Area Director to see if an exception can be made for this previously scheduled date.
We will use your initial tenure date to calculate your PTO. We will be calculating this at 75% of the yearly eligibility benefits (because it is for 9 out of the 12 months/periods) 9/12= .75
If you have met the one-year requirement and are in your second year of employment, you will have 8 days to take with our company, and it must be taken by 2/22/22. If you are in your fifth year you will have 11 days to take by 2/22/22. If you have been employed for 10 years or more, you will have 15 days of PTO to take by 2/22/22.
**Please note, if you give notice to end your employment with BOJ of WNC, LLC your PTO will NOT be paid out to you during your first year of employment, as this is not actual accrued PTO it is being extended as a courtesy. Starting after 2/22/2022 any accrued PTO may be paid out if given proper notice when ending your employment.
**Exception to current policy for this acquisition only- PTO may be taken one day at a time for this first year and you may also work during this week. See handbook for our current policy with will take effect on 2/22/22 where you may only take in weekly increments and may not work during a week where you take PTO.
You may only take one week of PTO per quarter this first year (2021)
All PTO must be approved by your GM and AD.
Salary PTO All salaried employees who have met eligibility will be eligible for PTO immediately. BOJ of WNC will honor your tenure based on your hire date with OpCo. Please note that Opco will be paying you for what you have accrued with them thru the February 21, 2021 and if you have any questions on this the contacts are below. Must be employed at 6 months on 3/29/21 to begin to receive this PTO benefit: 6mos- 5 years= 8 days 5+ years = 12 days 10+years =16 days Please note: January 1, 2022- Returns to regular accrual rates for Salaried employees. For Questions on vacation payout from OpCo please contact: Via email OpCo at email@example.com for a quicker response. Or you may call to reach a person, knowing there may be a slight delay: Kris Cunningham, 704-940-8754 Gloria Williams, 704-940-8628
401K As promised, I do have great news!! The 401k benefit will be extended to all eligible employees Hourly and Salaried 4/1/2021!
** These statements supersede our handbook dated 5/20/2020 for purposes of the OpCo/BOJ of WNC, LLC-GSA-16 acquisition on 2/22/21 and only for the employees hired during this acquisition. I acknowledge and understand the above document. Employee Printed Name_____________________________ Rest # ___________ Employee Signature ________________________________ Date ___________ Witness Signature __________________________________ Date ___________
Payroll- When do we get paid? We are paid every week and our payday is on Tuesday at 2 PM. The work week begins at 12:01 a.m. on Monday and ends at midnight on Sunday. The pay period is one (1) work week, with 52 pay periods each year.
Your first paycheck with BOJ of WNC will be March 9, 2021. This check will be for February 22-28, 2021. Your second paycheck will be for time worked March 1 - March 7, 2021 and paid on March 16, 2021.
PTO/Vacation When do we get our vacation? You will be eligible for PTO immediately! We will honor your tenure based on your hire date with OpCo. Opco will be paying you for what you have accrued with them thru the 21st. We will pick up from there. For example, if they owed you two days of PTO out of the 20 that you usually get in a calendar year(salaried), then you will have 18 to use with us by December 31, 2021—starting back over January 1, 2022.
Hourly PTO After completing one year of service, hourly employees will be eligible for PTO pay. The amount of PTO you will receive will be based on the average number of hours worked per week during the 52 weeks prior to your anniversary date. Hourly employees are not allowed to use partial weeks of PTO. PTO may not be carried over from one service year to the next. The PTO schedule is as follows:
One (1) week after one (1) year of continuous service
Two (2) weeks after two (2) years of continuous service
Three (3) weeks after five (5) years of continuous service
Four (4) weeks after ten (10) years of continuous service
Hourly employees who are terminated for misconduct or violation of company policies will forfeit unused PTO. Your tenure will be honored once you meet our eligbility.