Shook, Hardy & Bacon implemented a new program in its seven U.S. offices on July 1 that hopes to address concerns among the firm’s employees about the high cost of commuting to work.
The “SHB Commuters Program” provides incentives to employees who pursue a less costly means of commuting than driving. Every firm employee, excluding partners, is eligible to receive an additional monthly allowance if they commute to work via carpooling, mass transit, cycling, and walking. The Washington office of the firm has 58 employees.
In addition to the firm’s existing $50 monthly transportation allowance, employees who choose to participate in the program will be eligible for monthly incentives of $25, $30 and $45, based on their level of involvement.
The program grew out of employee discussions with the firm’s executive committee, which later put together a task force to determine the best way to address employee concerns about commuting costs.