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Commuter benefits changes: Staying in your lane

New ordinances require employer-offered commuter benefits 

A commute to work can make or break an employee’s overall work experience. Offering beneficial programs for commuters to alleviate costly expenses, such as parking and public transportation fees, can make an employee’s life much easier—and more affordable. But did you know that your organization may be required to offer certain commuter benefits depending on your employee size and location?

Offering commuter benefits to employees is not required under federal law, but some cities and states have already enacted laws within the past few years that require employers to provide a commuter program. The state of New Jersey plans to enact a commuter ordinance in March of 2020 that will change the requirements for organizations’ employer-provided benefits in that area. 

As more employer-offered commuter benefits program requirements shift with the introduction of new ordinances, your organization may be impacted sooner than you think. While it may not be the first thing on your mind for 2020, it may be critical to look at your organization’s requirements to ensure compliance. 

Now is the time to find a partner to administer a commuter benefits program for your employees. Alight Commuter Benefits can help your organization satisfy new commuter requirements, providing valuable benefits for your employees and keeping you up to code with new requirements.  

We can help administer a program to meet all commuter ordinances, including:

  • San Francisco, California 
  • Richmond, California
  • Berkley, California
  • New York City
  • New Jersey 
  • Washington, DC
  • Seattle, Washington

Don’t be the last to know about employer-provided commuter benefits ordinances. Stay on top of the latest requirements and find a partner you can trust to help administer your new programs. 

Ready to upgrade your commuter benefits? 


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