If I use my personal vehicle for business, am I entitled to reimbursement for mileage?

Asked on July 30, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, no. The fact is that employers are not required to reimburse employees for expenses incurred in connection with their work, this includes travel expenses. The exceotion being if your employer promised reimbursement; not paying you mileage would constitute some form of actionable discrimination and/or reimbusing you would violate a union or employment contract or the like.

If your paid for this mileage, then your travel expenses may constitute tax deductible expenses which you can deduct on your own taxes. Additionally, if the employee is non-exempt, they might need to be paid for the time spent traveling (it may even result in voertime pay, if applicable).


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