Mileage Reimbursement

Let’s Talk Business Kingmaker Society Community Chat Mileage Reimbursement

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    Marie Rayo
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    So question, if we are driving our personal cars do companies have to reimburse us for the miles we drive? I know in some states we do but I specifically am trying to figure out California’s laws about it. Any help is appreciated
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    Christine Dean
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    I work for a Home Care Agency in CA and we have a situation where a caregiver leaves a client at 9am from an overnight shift, and starts another shift at 5:30pm later that day.  Are we required to pay time and miles for them to go to this shift?  We feel as though it’s the same situation as leaving a shift at 9pm and starting another shift at 6am the next morning.  Any guidance would be wonderful.  Thanks!
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    Tina E Johnston
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    Christine Dean: I work for a Home Care Agency in CA and we have a situation where a caregiver leaves a client at 9am from an overnight shift, and starts another shift at 5:30pm later that day.  Are we required to pay time and miles for them to go to this shift?  We feel as though it’s the same situation as leaving a shift at 9pm and starting another shift at 6am the next morning.  Any guidance would be wonderful.  Thanks!

     

    Commuting (i.e., traveling from home to the usual work site, which is often a company’s headquarters or a particular client) is not considered paid travel time. Most other travel time during a work day may be considered work time, including travel to a different client or work site on a temporary basis or travel between clients or work sites. Since they are technically clocking out at 9AM I believe they would be seen as clocking out to go home. They aren’t going straight from one client to another so it would make sense that you treat it like such. Now I am not an expert but that is what I would do in that situation because they aren’t commuting from client to client.

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