Are employers required to pay mileage reimbursements?

Under California law, an employer must reimburse an employee if they are required to use their personal vehicle for work-related tasks. However, there is no obligation to pay workers’ transportation costs for their commute to and from work.

Failing to reimburse employees for the mileage incurred while driving their own car for work violates wage and hour laws. Additionally, workers cannot waive their right to mileage reimbursements.

If your employer failed to reimburse you properly for miles driven, you may be able to file a wage claim to recover the unpaid mileage. You are entitled to receive fair compensation for all your work-related expenses.

Erlich Law Firm can advise you of your rights and legal options regarding mileage reimbursements. Contact us today to speak to an experienced Oakland employment lawyer.

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