Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you, I will do everything I can to answer your question. The general rule is that an employee is not entitled to compensation for the time they spend on their regular commute to work. The question, however, is when an employee begins "working," and thus when their non-compensable commute has ended.This is determined on a case-by-case basis, but as a general matter, courts have held that employees who are required to pick up items and bring them to work are "on the clock" once they arrive at the remote site to pick up the requested items, and so the second half of their commute (from the pickup site to the work site) is compensable.See here for a perhaps overly detailed discussion of the compensability of commute time: http://www.leagle.com/decision/2004541307FSupp2d234_1513Again, however, courts have held that an employee who is charged with picking up items at a remote site are entitled to compensation for their commute from the remote site to their actual work site.Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.If you do not require any further assistance, please be so kind as to provide a positive rating of my service so that I may receive credit for assisting you. Very best wishes to you and thank you so much for coming to Just Answer.
Am I wrong to ask for mileage compensation on top of my hourly wage, since I would be paid for both if I was asked to leave from work to pick some thing up and bring it back and receive mileage both ways.
Where would you suggest that I look to be able to find Kansas labor laws that I can use to present as argument to my manager.
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