Recently my husband was sent to a certification training for his employment 400 miles (7.5 hrs) away while he was on his 2-weeks off. (His "normal" working hours are 14 days on/14 days off, referred to as "hitches", working 6a-6p one hitch and 6p-6a the next). Not only did they not provide transportation OR mileage reimbursement but when questioned about being paid for the time he traveled, their response was, "it's our policy that we don't pay for travel expenses, except hotel accommodations across all divisions". I mentioned the DOL rule to 2 different people, who responded that they would "do some research & get back to me"...which they have not. He is now facing a lay-off & he hasn't received pay for these 15 hrs. Due to the salary restrictions with filing a wage claim with the DOL, we can't get their help. My questions are...Am I right in stating by federal law, he is to be paid for these hours? If he's laid off without getting those hrs. paid, does the employer face the same penalties as with receiving a "last paycheck"? And since he makes more than the limit in AR to file a claim with DOL, what are our options with getting these hrs?