Is my employer required to pay for overnight parking fees for a company vehicle?

The town in which I live does not allow overnight parking except by permit. A permit is $3.00/night and for the past year I have been expensing the receipts at $30 10 nights at a time. This last expense report I filed was denied claiming that my company was not responsible for personal parking expenses and that because I chose to live in Pasadena, the expenses were my own. Are they responsible for reimbursing the parking fees I’ve paid for parking my company car?

Asked on September 1, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless such fees are required to be paid by your employer pursuant to the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, these need not be reimbursed. The fact is, evenif they are for a company vehicle. The fact is that most work relationsips are "at will". This means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).


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