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They are obligated to pay you for travel time beyond your normal commute to work. However, they do not have to pay you your regular rate, but can pay as little as minimum wage for the travel time (state or federal, whichever is higher). You must be paid overtime for all hours worked over 40 hours per week, not 8 hours in a day.
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What about mileage expense for my personal vehicle that I am using to travel these distances?
So, they can work me 16 hour days as long as it is only for 3 days or does not exceed 40hrs a week?
Since it is your personal vehicle, employers often do reimburse mileage expenses, but they are not required to as long as they pay you for the travel time. Yes. The law does not require that overtime is paid until you have exceeded 40 hours per week.
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