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My company provides a per diem of 35.00 for out of town meals when travel out of town over night.
Can they request receipts for the expenses?
Asked on February 1, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
Yes, your company can ask you for receipts. In fact it can pretty much ask you for whatever it wants regarding these meal expenses. Since such reimbursement is not required by law, to the extent that an employer does provide them, it has a great deal of discretion over whatever proof it requires. The fact is that unless this action violates an employment contract or union agreement that you may have, it is legal. In an "at will" work setting, absent legally actionable discrimination or retaliation, a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit.
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