My employer sent me a text and said if I don’t submit a resignation letter or have my files completed they aren’t giving me my February and March Mileage check?

There is no company policy that says your files have to be complete or you have
to submit a resignation letter before you leave the company or you don’t get your
mileage check. This is the text that I received from 1 of the owners by text.

Asked on March 16, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that unless you have an employment contract or union agreement that states otherwise, your employer is not legally obligated to pay for your mileage. Such payments are discretionary. Accordingly, to the extent that it does pay them, it has a great deal of discretion over when and if they are made. Basically, in an "at will" employment relationship, a company can set the conditons of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). 

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