March 2nd, 2021
Do You Allow Free or Discounted Access For Employees?
Before we offer you ANY information regarding this hot topic, we want to advise you to always consult with your tax professional regarding cash equivalent benefits to your employees or their families!
You are proud of your facility, as you should be, and you love seeing your employees use the facility on their off time. A great question; are your employees allowed to use the facility free of charge? This answer came with an array of answers and it was pretty split as to offering nothing or offering a free membership!
No: Many facilities are not allowed to offer any type of free or discounted memberships to their employees, due to the facilities county or municipality structure.
Part of your benefits: It is a good idea to include any free or discounted membership in the employees benefit package.
Include the Family: Facilities that are offering a discount or free membership to the employee as a perk, do not typically extend it to the family. If the employee would like a family membership, it is often offered at the difference from a single membership.
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