If I work from a local office but then have to travel 2 hours, should I be entitled to my full working rate for the travel period?

At the moment we are paid 60% of our hourly rate while travelling which the company says is good enough. The working time directive has just changed so there is no travel rate, only working time.

Asked on September 11, 2015 under Employment Labor Law

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

An employer is entitled to have different rates for different aspects of the job, such as by having a lesser travel rate no law requires them to pay the same rate for everything employees do. The only restrictions are
1 All pay must be equal to or more than minimum wage and
2 Pay or rate reductions only apply from you are given notice of i.e. told about them forward, not retroactively.


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