What is Per Diem and who is eligible?

Per Diem means “per day.” Per Diem is a benefit for employees who are traveling out of town for work. A field employee is eligible to receive a per diem payment per day under certain conditions. 

The per diem rate at BRC is $85 per night OR a maximum of $340 for the full week at the company’s discretion.

Per Diem is calculated based on distances between your home, the job’s address, the job’s designated shop, and your typical shop address. The rules are dependent on whether your shop and the job’s shop are the same or different. As stated in the BRC Employee handbook, section 5:2. 

“A field employee is eligible to receive a per diem payment per day under certain conditions. If the Jobs Shop and Employee Shop are the same, then the employee will get per diem if the Job is greater than 60 miles from the Jobs Shop and the Employee lives more than 60 miles from the Job. Otherwise if the Jobs Shop and Employee Shop are different, the employee will get per diem if the employee lives more than 60 miles from the Jobs Shop and the employee lives more than 60 miles from the Job.”

If you have moved and need to update your home address with us, please contact HR Manager Renee Nelson at our corporate office.  For more information regarding per diem for field employees, or with questions to see if you are eligible, please contact your project manager.

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