Am I required to use my employers corporate credit card for business use? Or can I continue to use my personal credit card for business expenses?

Can my employer force me to use their credit
card? I live and work in California

Asked on March 6, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, an employer can require an employee to use the company credit card instead of ther own personal card. That is unless this violates the terms of an employment contract or union agreement. In an "at will" work relationship, a company can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit (absent actionable discrimination). If you fail to honor this request and continue to use your own card, you can be discilpined including up to suspension or even termination.

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