Last updated (March 26, 2020)

In effect between March 17, 2020 and June 30, 2020

Salary advances are infrequent and are a case by case basis.  Repayment is processed through payroll. B Lab offers a more common way to facilitate advances for business expenses, please see the travel advance policy.

In response to the national quarantine and recommended social distancing, B Lab would like to be mindful of the impact this will have on you, your families and friends and even humanity as a whole. If you are experiencing financial hardship related to COVID-19 impacts and need a pay advance, please reach out via EMAIL directly to Olivia Lee ( to start that process.  

As of March 17, 2020 we have the following parameters:

  • Any staff member is eligible to apply 
  • B Lab can support an amount up to four week's of pay in advance
  • The advance is recoverable via automatic payroll deductions 
  • Deductions will begin on July 10 and must be completed by December 23, 2020
  • Any employee advance balance remaining will be deducted in full at the time of separation

Requesting the advance:

  • for US-based staff, we will send your advance through normal payroll
  • for US-based staff, the deadline for a request is Monday 12 noon eastern to be applied in Friday disbursement.
  • for hosted staff, please contact Olivia directly to discuss your options and how we will support your request (as this varies per location)
  • all will be required to submit acknowledgment of the terms of the advance