Qualified employers can now offer work-from home as a commuter benefits option

SAN FRANCISCO – Bay Area transit agencies are offering a new commuter benefits program starting on Monday.

Companies with at least 50 full-time employees are legally required to offer at least one commuter benefit to their employees.

In the past, there were four options: a pre-tax account, employers paying for or providing a portion of that transit, or benefits to encourage carpooling.

Now, employers can offer working from home to fulfill that legal requirement.

The change comes after more than a year of working from home for many businesses. A precaution put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.