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Travel Time

We have several employees who travel as part of their employment. Would you please let me know how we need to pay non-exempt employees for travel time. Is travel time included in overtime hours?

The U.S. Department of Labor states that “time spent traveling during normal work hours is considered compensable work time. Time spent traveling from home before work and returns to their home at the end of the workday, is not time worked and is not compensable. Also home-to work travel by an employee in an employer-provided vehicle, or in activities performed by an employee is not “hours worked” and, therefore does not have to be paid. Time spent by an employee in travel as part of their principal activity such as travel from job site to job site during the workday, is work time and must be counted as hours worked”.

Any hours spent over 40 hours per week must be counted as overtime hours and must be paid, this includes travel time.

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