HR Glossary / Per Diem

A per diem is a daily amount of money given by a company to an employee to cover transport, subsistence, or other expenses when traveling in a business context.


What Does Per Diem Mean?

Per diem is a Latin expression meaning “for each day” or “by the day.” Though per diem refers to a daily allowance, a company can also give a weekly or monthly allowance to its workers. Per diem may include other expenses such as lodging and food.

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