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If you are an independent contractor and not an employee, then if you don’t have either an agreement, contract, or collective bargaining agreement from a union, your employer is not mandated to pay for out of state travel or any other expenses. In California those classified as employees are covered under Labor Code 2800 and 2802, which states that an employer is required to pay the reasonable business expenses, including travel, lodging and meals.
So, any in state or out of state travel or expenses your employer is not required to pay.
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