Shook Hardy Lawyers Get Extra $$ If They Walk, Cycle to Work
Posted Jul 8, 2008 5:30 AM CDT
By Molly McDonough
With no end in sight to high gas prices and the ever-increasing costs of commuting, Shook, Hardy & Bacon has dangled a carrot in front of its employees to encourage them to find alternative ways to get to work.
Effective July 1, the "SHB Commuters Program" offers employees at the firm's seven offices a monthly allowance to walk, cycle, carpool or take public transportation.
“Our employees are facing decisions that affect their families, their communities and their pocketbooks. The firm is taking this additional step to help our employees meet these challenges," the firm's Chairman John Murphy said about the program in an announcement.
The incentive adds to the firm's existing $50 monthly transportation allowance. Employees who participate in the new program, which grew out of a task force on commuting issues, will get an extra $25, $30 or $45 a month, based on their level of involvement.
Hat tip The BLT.