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.
Other Unpaid Wage & Overtime FAQs:
- Am I entitled to rest breaks?
- Are employers required to pay mileage reimbursements?
- Are employers required to reimburse employees for work expenses?
- Can my employer fire me for complaining about unpaid wages?
- Does my employer have to give me meal breaks?
- How long do I have to file a claim for unpaid overtime?
- How much do you get paid for overtime in California?
- Is wage theft a crime in California?
- My employer deducted tips from my paycheck. Is this legal?
- Should I be paid for off-the-clock work?
- What should I do if my employer doesn’t pay me the overtime wages I am owed?
- What should I do if my employer is not paying me my wages on time?
- What types of damages can I recover in a claim for unpaid wages?
- When does my employer have to pay me my final wages upon termination or resignation?
- When must commissions be paid in California?
- Why do I need a lawyer for my unpaid wages claim?
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