Knowing the cost of your travels, whether for work or personal reasons, is very important. Some people focus mainly on the federal reimbursement rates to gauge how much their remuneration will be, but being able to calculate your actual expenses in advance is equally as important. Calculating the cost of gas before you leave is a great way to budget yourself by simply finding out how much this trip will cost you.
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The FLSA is a set of federal laws regarding minimum wage, overtime, and other important workplace practices. The rules aren’t always easy to understand, however, and sometimes they get misinterpreted by business owners and even by the courts. (As an example, the supreme court recently had to step in and give the final word on a type of overtime exemption.) This is why the Department of Labor has provided opinion letters to help clarify some of the more confusing scenarios.
Paid travel time and mileage reimbursement are frequently confused topics. Some employers think they’re the same thing. Some think you don’t have to pay one if you’re paying the other. They are, however, independent of each other as are the rules for paying them.
To calculate reimbursement for mileage, try our free calculator to determine the cost.
All of the time employees spend at work doesn’t necessarily fit their job descriptions. Sometimes employees have to wait around for instructions. They might have to run errands in their car. And some employees can go about with their normal business while on-call.
While this time hardly feels like work, since it’s time spent for the benefit of the employer and required by the employer, it technically is work. This makes it paid work time.