AN EMPLOYEE’S COMMUTE AND THEIR PAY

Payroll Fact of the Day!
According to the Utah Labor Commission, “An employee is responsible for getting himself/herself from home to a designated work location and home at night. If an employer sends an employee to a remote work location t…
o perform a job function they are responsible for paying wages for the travel time. An employer is within his right to establish differing rates of pay for drive time as opposed to skilled work time; but it must establish a policy that is understood by employees to avoid claims of unpaid wages. The federal website has discussions regarding drive time rulings that have been made under the FLSA…”

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