The law on whether the time nonexempt employees spend traveling is compensable is confusing and often trips up employers. This article is designed to explain the rules and provide guidance on how to pay for a nonexempt employee’s travel time under federal law.
Tag: Travel Time
Question: A nonexempt employee works from his/her home and travels to numerous sites that cover a large geographical area each day. Does their paid time begin when they leave their house on their way to their first job site or does it start when they reach their first job site? Also, does their paid time […]
by Connor Beatty Ask anyone with a long daily commute, and he will agree that it certainly feels like the workday begins long before he steps inside the front doors of the workplace each morning. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), commuting time is not considered working time, although there are a number of […]
A worker had a work comp hearing in a different city than where he works (about a 2 hour drive). He is asking us to pay him for the time he couldn’t work because he had to travel and attend the work
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must pay employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked. This sounds simple enough. But what does “hours worked” mean in this context? Does it mean just the hours that the employee is scheduled? What about time spent on call? What about break time? What […]
The California Court of Appeal recently provided guidance on how to modify employment arbitration agreements. Here’s a takeaway analysis of the court’s decision and what it means for you.
by Leslie Sammon When does an employee’s drive to work become paid time? The Fair Labor Standards Act provides the federal rules governing pay for travel time. Employees covered by the minimum wage and overtime requirements (non-exempt employees) under federal law must be paid for all hours worked. Some states also have laws addressing travel […]
Many of our employees have to spend time at the workplace before and after their actual work. They have lengthy security checks, protective equipment that must be donned, and then a 15-minute ride to their workstations. The employees are saying that they should be paid for all this time, but I don’t think so because […]