We run a small company that provides a service to the retail industry. We just started another account approximately 7 hours from our main office. During the first 30 to 90 days I will have to have an employee there while the account is getting started. What is the best way to compensate this employee? Do I need to pay him per diem for food? I am going to pay for housing and his milegage going back and forth but I'm not sure about paying for food.