The employment law attorneys at Kingsley & Kingsley help workers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Diego and throughout California with all of their wage and hour issues, including obtaining recovery for unpaid expense reimbursement.
California Labor Code Section 2802 requires an employer to reimburse an employee for all necessary expenses or losses incurred in direct consequence of the discharge of his or her duties, including driving expenses and cell phone use. The law further provides that the penalty for failing to reimburse an employee includes liability for the expenses plus interest, as well as attorney fees and costs incurred in obtaining reimbursement. Employees can recover up to four years of un-reimbursed expenses.
In most cases, expenses can be easily calculated. However, driving expenses take in more than just gas and include items such as insurance, maintenance, and repairs. There are several different ways in which an employee may be reimbursed for driving expenses:
An employee is entitled to be reimbursed for all driving expenses incurred as part of the job, except for the commute to and from work. Similarly, a salesperson is not reimbursed for traveling from home to the first sales call, or from the last call of the day to home, but can receive reimbursement for all trips and stops in between.
If you are living in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, or San Diego and you are not being reimbursed adequately for the expenses you incur in performing your job duties, contact Kingsley & Kingsley to speak with one of our experienced labor lawyers.
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