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    My husband was required to attend a meeting for work in Atlanta today. Keep in mind he works out of Birmingham. He is an hourly paid employee and the meeting he is attending is for employer benefits only and not required for state licensing or anything. This is a normal off day for my husband, but he had to go this meeting today and they are not paying him for any hours worked or traveled. The only thing they are compensating him for is gas, is this not wrong?

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    It's kind of backwards. They don't have to pay for his gas. Under normal circumstances, since this is his non-scheduled work day, they don't have to pay him for travel time either. How much of a drive is it? They do have to pay him for his time attending the meeting.
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    • #3
      Well, from Birmingham, AL. to Atlanta, GA. it's about 2 1/2 hours, although due to Atlanta traffic, it was a 3 1/2 hour drive just to get over there and it will be that on the way back also. 45 minutes is his normal one-way trip drive time to work, so there is a significant difference there.

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      • #4
        Generally speaking, travel on a non-scheduled workday is not compensable.
        http://www.dol.gov/dol/allcfr/ESA/Ti...9CFR785.35.htm
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        • #5
          The only thing is, it was a significant difference from his normal travel time and it was mandatory he went, so why he shouldn't he be paid travel time minus normal workday travel. It was in another state, and no other transportation method was offered. Just by my interpretation, I would think it would be considered a Special One Day Assignment according to this:
          http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/whd/whdfs22.htm

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
            they don't have to pay him for travel time either.
            ?? He is driving. They must pay. If he was flying or taking a bus or taxi, that would be different.
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            • #7
              But this is not his regularly scheduled work day, Scott.
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