I have a few questions regarding my employment situation. I work for a small construction company in California. I am an hourly employee. We work a lot of overtime which has never been an issue. My questions pertain to work days' beiginning and ending. And also mileage reimbursement laws.
1. We are based in Sacramento. Usually, we start at our shop at 630AM on Monday mornings. Most of our work is out of town. We get paid until we stop work on the job site. We drive company vehicles, but have the option to drive our own. If we drive our own, should we get paid for mileage? Again, it's our option.
2. If I finish all my duties on a Job site while working out of town, but I sit in the truck waiting for my foreman to finish his responsibilities, should I get paid for my time waiting? I do have the option to drive myself to and from the job but in some cases there is one truck and two or three guys sitting around waiting.
3. Can an employee waive their right to mileage reimbursement? In other words, if an employee and employer agree that the employer is only going to pay for gas, is this legal?
4. When working out of town - Should I get paid during my ride back to the shop to get my personal car? Again, I had the option to drive my own car.