Is it legal for an employer to reap travel benefits (miles/rewards) if they have asked the employee to reimburse them for travel expenses?

Asked on November 21, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, this is perfectly legal, the same way it would be legal for an employee to book the travel, get the rewards (miles, points, dollars, whatever) and then be reimbursed by the company. There is no law saying that the one who ultimately pays for the travel has to be the one who gets the rewards.

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