There is nothing wrong with this policy and actually it is a common one used by many companies and is legitimate even under the Fair Labor
Standards Rules on travel time reimbursement. Even if you were not to pay mileage, but working time for employees travelling, the FLSA
says travel from home to office is NOT compensible, thus you would be liable to pay only for travel from office out. The same thing applies to paying mileage, you only pay mileage from the office to the job site, not from their home to the job site.
Thus, you are not wrong in paying mileage by deducting their round trip mileage to and from the office, since you could actually force them to report to the office each day and then go out to work and report back at the end of the day and the mileage to work and home from work would not be compensible as reimbursement or working hours.
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