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    The company I work for has customers all of the US. If I am asked to fly on a commercial airline to a customer site, what is considered "hours worked"? For example, let's say I have to start work Monday morning at 8 AM at a customer in Texas, and I leave NYS at 2 PM and get into Dallas at 10 PM, then I have to drive to the hotel for another hour. How much time is "hours worked"? Due to current airport security requirements, and I have to get to the airport at noon to catch the 2 PM flight, are those 2 hours considered "hours worked"?

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    Are you exempt or non-exempt?
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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    • #3
      I'm assuming nonexempt, since the subject line of the thread included the word "hourly".

      You must be paid for all hours spent in out-of-town travel if the hours coincide with your regular work schedule, even if the travel occurs on a nonscheduled work day. For example, if your work schedule was 8-5 with a one hour lunch, you would have to be compensated for any travel that occurred between 8-12 and 1-5, but not travel that occurred before 8 or after 5.
      http://www.dol.gov/dol/allcfr/ESA/Ti...9CFR785.39.htm
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      • #4
        Correct me if I am wrong pattymd!

        In this example, only time physically spent on the plane as a passenger would be considered travel time (under the exceptions already mentioned by pattymd). The check in and security and all that would not. Is that your understanding also?

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        • #5
          It is, robb71. Although, just for giggles, many employers I know of pay that also; it just isn't stated in the regulations that they must.
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          • #6
            Thank you for the help

            Thanks for the information and DOL link. The question was for non-exempt, as you assumed.

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