Preferred employee perks may be the least expensive

December 1, 2001

Unique tax laws make fringe benefits affordable to employees and principalsalikeWhen it comes to today's employment picture, we live in a strange world.A high school student is paid $10 per hour to sit inside while a successfulexecutive pumps his or her own gas out in the rain. The manager of the fast-foodplace down the street sides with a surly employee because it is far easierto attract customers than to find and train new employees. And the conveniencestore on the corner is offering unheard-of wages plus fringe benefits andcannot find applicants.