Don’t you just love when you ask a question and get the answer: it depends? Well, unfortunately, whether your employer is required to pay you for your travel time depends on the travel. This blog post is here to provide some more guidance, but we encourage you to contact our office because the answer will depend on the circumstances.
Travel from job site to job site is compensable (meaning you should receive compensation for this travel) and must be counted as hours worked. For example, if an employee performs construction work on one job site and then travels to a second job site in the same workday, then the employee should be compensated for this travel.
Travel from home to work before the beginning of the workday and from work to home at the end of the workday is not compensable since this is ordinary home-to-work travel.
Travel from home to a special one day assignment in another city is work time. The employee should be paid for all travel time to the special one day assignment and then from the assignment until the employee returns home. However, the employer may deduct time that the employee would normally spend commuting to the regular work site.
If an employee does not return home at the end of the day, then this is considered travel away from home. Travel away from home is work time.
We are here to help you with any issues related to your compensation. Depending on the type of travel, you may be entitled to compensation for this time. Please feel free to contact our office today to speak with our Ohio Overtime Lawyers about compensation, travel time, overtime, wages, or any other questions you have about your employer’s timekeeping. You may contact our office for a FREE consultation with Ohio Overtime Lawyers by filling out the information on our contact page or calling 1-614-949-1181.