Paystub and cash By gaining access to portions of money owed to them outside of the traditional two-week cycle, workers can better match income to expenses and cover emergencies as they arise. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When it comes to imagining popular employee benefits and perks, our first thoughts often go to freebies such as beer on tap or free snacks. But the heyday of office rooftops and ping pong tables is being pushed aside as more essential and practical perks take the spotlight, such as getting paid on demand.

Despite a strong run for the American economy, individuals and households continue to find themselves pinched for extra cash. Studies show that 80 percent of Americans still live paycheck to paycheck and that many would have trouble coming up with just $400 cash in the case of an emergency.

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