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#46101 - 12/12/04 03:19 PM Travel time  
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I am curious how your employers handle travel time pay. Do they pay one way, after you start a job, etc.? We have recently had a discussion on this at the shop, because half the crew is traveling to Vermont to work. The boss is only paying 8 hrs travel time for the entire trip( estimated 10 hours on way by mapquest). This seems to contridict the fair labor standards act, but the boss has it spelled out in the handbook, one way only. What do you guys think?

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#46102 - 12/12/04 03:55 PM Re: Travel time  
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Trekkie,
Take a few minutes to scan through this post from afew days ago, i know the org. topic is alittle differant but it landed up discussing labor laws etc. I hope this is of help,

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#46103 - 12/12/04 05:21 PM Re: Travel time  
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Here is what the labor board did to me.
I had an out of town job. (50 miles) Had a 10 passenger van and had the crew meet at the office and drive to the job and back. I paid one way. Labor board said Nope. I could have had the crew drive to the job site and not paid any travel at all but once they showed up at the office their day was started and did not end until they returned. Needless to say that with the back pay I was forced to pay the job lost money.


#46104 - 12/12/04 07:20 PM Re: Travel time  
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Depending on the distance to the job, you can have the employee show up at job site to start thier day. Or provide per diem to cover hotel and meals while they stay out of tow to be closer to the job site. 50 miles is a common distance for this determination. I have also seen some companies that use 75 miles as thier distance.
As kentvw found out mandantorly requiring employees to show up at the shop then travel is much more costly and opens a lot of labor law and insurance issues. That 10 passenger van could be required to be licensed for and insured a common passenger carrier just like a bus. That is expensive insurance.


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#46105 - 12/13/04 07:52 PM Re: Travel time  
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sorry to hear about your experience Kentvw, I am was just trying to find out if this is an excepted practice. The boss is providing meal reimbursement and lodging for the week, but I feel that the hours driving are hours worked. I have done so internet resarch that supports this, will pass it along to the boss.


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