Must an employer reimburse mileage expense for a work related trip? If my restaurant employer tells me I must drive to the bank to drop off a cash deposit on my way home, don't I get reimbursed? Does it matter if I am exempt or non-exempt? Hourly or Salary? Does it matter what state I work in (CA, UT, AZ, NE, MO, IL)? Thanks.
I am currently working in California. I would be happy to have an answer to just CA if it also included notations about any differences that may exist between Federal law and CA law. Thank you.
Also, it makes no difference whether the employee is exempt or non-exempt, hourly or salaried.
You would be entitled to reimbursement for the mileage spent going to the bank under California Labor Code Section 2802.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).