Expert Q&A: Employee Expense Reimbursement PoliciesDecember 10, 2018 – Articles Thomson Reuters - Practical Law Labor & Employment
In an effort to reduce their environmental impact, many companies have taken measures such as using recycled materials or eliminating the use of plastic straws. Recently, at least one company announced that it would no longer reimburse employees for business meals that include red meat, pork, or poultry, nor serve those meats at company events – the rationale being that reducing or avoiding meat consumption is less harmful to the environment. The company stated that exceptions would be made for employees with medical or religious reasons. As this is a novel issue that impacts employee travel and expense reimbursement policies, Practical Law asked Jeffrey D. Polsky of Fox Rothschild LLP to discuss the legal and other issues raised by these types of exclusions.