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  • Travel Away from Home Community, Patty/Beth ?

    New York ..

    Travel Away from Home Community: Travel that keeps an employee away
    from home overnight is travel away from home. Travel away from home is
    clearly work time when it cuts across the employee's workday. The time is
    not only hours worked on regular working days during normal working hours
    but also during corresponding hours on nonworking days. As an enforcement
    policy the Division will not consider as work time that time spent in travel
    away from home outside of regular working hours as a passenger on an
    airplane, train, boat, bus, or automobile.

    Can some one decode this for me ...

    sometimes i have to go out of state for training classes that last 3 to 5 days
    we are set up in motel rooms we have to share with other employees from
    other locations that have to go to this training also.
    wifes / girl friends / soon to be wifes cant go becouse this is company training.

    My question is , are we supposed to get paid just for 8 hours a day while we
    are there at training class or for the whole time were are there.
    say 5 day class ... 40 hours paid or 120 hours ? + travel down and back
    minus travel time from home to normal work place.

    The company requires us to use our own personal car/truck to go and does
    pay XX cents per mile and also $25.00 a day for meals.

    Thanks for your time.

  • #2
    Assuming you are a nonexempt employee, generally speaking, the travel to/from the location is compensable if it occurs during your regularly scheduled hours, but on any day of the week. However, once you are there, you only need to be paid the hours you actually work. You don't get paid for sitting in the motel room or going out to dinner.
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    • #3
      nonexempt employee ?

      i just get paid hourly ( very little ) just above min wage and make
      a % commission if i double my base pay based on the hours i work
      that week.


      • #4
        If you are making just over minimum wage, you would not be exempt. You would have to make a guaranteed salary of at least $455/wk (plus meet some additional criteria) to be exempt.

        Therefore, what I posted would apply to your situation.
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