Is my company required to offer commuter benefits?

Some jurisdictions mandate that companies of a certain size must offer commuter benefits programs to their employees. Companies in the following localities are required to provide employee commuter benefits: 

In the San Francisco Bay Area

  • In San Francisco, companies with 20 or more full-time (at least 10 hours per week) employees nationwide
  • In Berkeley, companies with 10 or more employees who work at least 10 hours per week
  • In Richmond, companies with 10 or more employees who work at least 10 hours per week
  • In San Francisco International Airport, companies with 20 or more employees who work at least 20 hours per week

Businesses in these localities with 50 or more employees across the Bay Area are only subject to the requirements of the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program and need not also comply with the local ordinances and reporting requirements. 

In New York City:

  • Companies with 20 or more full-time (at least 30 hours per week) employees, as of 1 / 1 /2016
In Washington, D.C.: 
  • Companies with 20 or more total employees, as of 1 / 1 /2016

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