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Employee Travel Time Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor

Figuring out what counts as "hours worked" under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can be especially difficult when it involves employee travel.

Must an employee be paid when she takes a business trip to another city? What about an employee who has a long commute? What about an employee who travels from customer to customer during the day?

This Legal Insight addresses these and other aspects of travel time under the FLSA in an effort to help employers remain compliant and avoid an employee lawsuit or an investigation from the US Department of Labor (DOL).