Determine If an Employee Must Be Paid for Travel Time

Key Points

  • As a general rule, an employee must be paid for all time spent traveling unless he or she is commuting or traveling outside of regular working hours.
  • An employee also must be paid if he or she performs any work while traveling, such as reading a report or picking up tools.
  • Additional requirements apply if an employee is using a company vehicle to commute to and from work.

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