Under California law, an employer must pay its employees for all hours worked. This includes time spent traveling on the employer’s business. In addition to normal business travel, this means that an employer has to pay employees for time spent traveling between job sites during the work day or travel back to the main office or other company location at the end of the day. It also means that the employer has to pay an employees who report to work at one location then travel to another location for training for their time spent traveling. The employer may pay the employees at a lower rate of pay, but the employees must receive compensation. In addition, the employer may have to pay mileage expenses to employees who use their own vehicles on company related business.
You may want to consult an attorney if you believe your employer has failed to pay you for travel pay or reimburse your travel expenses. Contact the Law Offices of G. Samuel Cleaver by email or phone at 323-648-6676 for a free consultation.