If I’m being forced to stay out of the state over the weekend for work and am being paid for food and lodging, should I also be entitled to an hourly rate as I am not free to spend the time at home?

Asked on November 12, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you are *working* at any time over the weekend, you would have to be paid for it, of course. But your company does not have to pay you for non-work time, even if you are not at your own home.

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