Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Yak in the Box
Kudos to the folks at Jack in the Box for springing for health insurance for (some of) its hourly employees. Perhaps now its employees will be covered after they eat meals there.
Seriously, though, it is good to see an employer taking a risk on behalf of its employees for a change. We don't know how much of a risk--JitB hasn't said what portion of the premium it will pick up--but it's a start. Also, the benefit only goes to employees with 12 months of tenure, so it's not clear how many people this truly affects. It's a nice perq for people who already have tenure, and a great incentive for people in their 10th or 11th month. There are times I wish I were a labor economist because this would be a sweet evaluation opportunity.
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