If called in after regular work hours, can a employer set an exact amount to pay for travel time?

Asked on November 5, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Actually, they don't need to pay you for your travel to work, even if you were called back after your regular hours, *at all*: the law does not consider travel to/from work to be work time, which means you don't have to be paid for it. If your employer voluntarily chooses to pay you for traveling back to work, you are ahead of the game and your employer is being generous.


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