filed in Wages on Feb.22, 2011
Do some of your employees ride to the job site in a company truck? Do you pay wages for that time? Generally, the choice is up to the employer. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires an employer to pay minimum wage for all work hours, and to pay increased wages for overtime. However, under the Portal-to-Portal Act, there is a clear and specific exemption for commute travel time prior to work and after work, even if the employee uses the employer’s vehicle for commuting between home and the job site. Read the outcomes of recent cases on this topic at “Driving the Work Truck or Riding in the Work Truck -What Wages Need to be Paid?”.