Can an employerforce an employeeto use their credit card for business?

Asked on March 12, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New York


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, an employer may--and many do--require employees to use their personal credit cards for business. Moreoever, an employer is not even required by law to reimburse employees for business expenses--an employer may make it a term or condition of employment that employees bear their own expenses. (Of course, if you were told that you would be reimbursed before incurring an expense--or otherwise reasonably led to believe that--you would have to be reimbursed for that expense.)

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