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What is the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program? Employers with 50 or more full-time employees within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s geographic boundaries are required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees.

 

What should I do now?  Register your company’s benefit information with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program. Companies that register will receive annual follow-up emails as a reminder to confirm or update the data provided in the original registration.

 


 

More Information

Pursuant to the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program, as of 9/30/2014, employers with 50 or more full-time employees within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District geographic boundaries are required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees. Employers who thereafter reach 50 full-time employees will have 6 months from the date they become subject to the program to comply.

Employers who registered with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program last year should be on the lookout for an annual follow-up e-mail requesting that they confirm or update the data they provided in their original registration. The e-mail will come about a year after the employer first registered and will be from either the Bay Area Air Quality Management District or the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. A link will be provided in the e-mail, where employers may go to confirm or update their information. Employers will have 30 days from the receipt of the e-mail within which to submit the report.

 

Additional Resources

For additional information, please visit the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program website and refer to the Employer Guide.

 

The information and materials on this blog are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to constitute legal or tax advice. Information provided in this blog may not reflect the most current legal developments and may vary by jurisdiction. The content on this blog is for general informational purposes only and does not apply to any particular facts or circumstances. The use of this blog does not in any way establish an attorney-client relationship, nor should any such relationship be implied, and the contents do not constitute legal or tax advice. If you require legal or tax advice, please consult with a licensed attorney or tax professional in your jurisdiction. The contributing authors expressly disclaim all liability to any persons or entities with respect to any action or inaction based on the contents of this blog.

Bonnie Mangels – Bonnie is the Corporate Counsel and Senior Compliance Manager for Sequoia. When not inundated in paperwork and legal briefs, her interests include arts and crafts, bunnies, and the Bay Area.