If you reimburse your employees for mileage, there are some things you should know about your role in the unlikely event that your employee is involved in an auto accident.
When employees hop in their cars to run errands for work, employers might feel released of liability – out of sight, out of mind, right? Employees are in their own cars, for which they (better) have their own insurance. If they cause an accident, that’s their problem, right? Possibly, but sometimes, the liability can fall on the employer.
- Lawsuits can be brought against an employer for an employee’s negligent acts while working off premises
- Workman’s comp can apply if the employee is hurt off premises while on the clock
Of course, when insurance is involved, you can bet it’s complicated so let’s take a look at how and when an employer can be held liable for employee accidents.