Reimbursable expenses

My company’s stated policy is that business related expenses are not reimbursed
if any work-related activity that occurs within 100 radius miles of the office–
even during the weekends. Is this legal?

From the policy
A business trip is defined as a trip that exceeds a 100-mile radius from the
office e.g. from the Los Angeles office to Santa Barbara or San Diego. The per
diem allowance also covers expenses incurred over a weekend.

Asked on December 19, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The fact is that business related expenses are not legally required to be reimbursed to a worker. Accordingly, to the extent that a business provides such reimbusements, it can set the conditions under which they are given absent some form of legally actionable discrimination or an employment/union agreement to the contrary.

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The fact is that business related expenses are not legally required to be reimbursed to a worker. Accordingly, to the extent that a business provides such reimbusements, it can set the conditions under which they are given absent some form of legally actionable discrimination or an employment/union agreement to the contrary. 


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