San Francisco Bay Area: Employers must now comply with Regulation 14 Rule 1.
What is Regulation 14 Rule 1?
Regulation 14 Rule 1 is an initiative mandated by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which requires employers in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area with 50 or more full-time employees to have a Commuter Benefits program in place.
In order to be in compliance, you will need to do the following:
- Register your company here.
- Choose a Commuter Benefit option:
- Pre-tax program
- A subsidy program of up to $75 per month, based on the value of the local bus pass
- A company-provided shuttle program
- An alternative program, subject to approval by the Air District
- Assign a Commuter Benefits Coordinator. This is the person responsible for completing the registration process and will be the only person with access to registration information. You’ll need to submit an initial registration within six months of the rule adoption. Employers can only register with an Employer ID. This ID has been provided in a letter to the company headquarters contact.
- Alert and market the Commuter Benefits program to employees.
- Re-register every year.
- Keep records of your program for 3 years.
Once this is done, your company or organization will be in compliance. If you need any assistance in understanding any of these steps, please call us at 800.531.2828 or listen to the recording of our informative webinar now.