What to do if I had to pay for parking my personal car while on company business?

I was required to attend an HR summit and was in a hotel for 3 days during regular business hours. In order to

park my personal car, I incurred parking fees at a parking garage. There is no free parking at the location. Now, the company says that it won’t reimburse the fees. Is that legal?

Asked on September 15, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have a written employment or union contract that provides for reimbursement of parking fees, your employer is under n legal obligation to pay you. The fact is that in most work relationships, a company can set the condtions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of actionable discrimination).


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