For some workers, even having a little bit of money could make the difference between having enough gas to get home and calling a tow truck. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In keeping up with the “on-demand” lifestyle of today’s younger generations, a growing number franchisees for hotels and restaurants, including McDonald’s, are now giving their workers the option of being paid on a daily basis.

These employers are working with the tech startup, Instant Financial, which offers a mobile app for workers to request up to 50 percent of their current day’s pay within an hour of their shift. Workers can then use a debit card to withdraw the money at an ATM or buy products using the card with the money in their account.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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