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What did you pay them from - travel from the shop to where? Please explain that. Thanks!
However, when a nonexempt employee reports into a central office and then goes to a job site, the travel time to get to the site is considered as time worked and is compensable (and also counts toward overtime hours). The simple rule of thumb is that the employee's day starts when s/he reports into the office.
Most employers seem confused about travel time spent getting to out-of-town travel to seminars or workshops or trade shows. The fact that nonexempt employees must be paid for such travel time as time worked is probably one more reason why so few nonexempt employees are sent to anything but local workshops.
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