Per-person meal costs tend to be higher for groups than for solo diners. Per-capita food costs when companies contract with hotels and restaurants for dedicated event space are higher still. Internal meetings among remote workers who interact less frequently on a day-to-day basis are on the rise. Accounting for all that, BeiGene last month enacted tiered meal allowance guidelines.
Because food costs are higher everywhere, the biotech three times in the past 18 months raised daily reimbursement levels.
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