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    Florida company, non-government. Our company is discussing the possiblity of doing contract construction work outside of our local county, which would require employee's to travel and possible stay out of town.

    Can you tell me if there are any federal or FL state laws regarding compensation requirements for traveling employees such as mileage, meal allowance and/or hotel allowance? Are receipts be required?

    Is travel time considered time worked? If it takes me 2-hrs to reach the job and I worked and 8-hr day and then traveled 2-hrs back home, would that 4-hrs of traveling be considered time worked

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    1. Neither Florida nor federal law requires reimbursement of personally-incurred business-related expenses (California is the only state that does, by law).

    2. If you are going directly from your home to the job site, that is still considered "commute" time and is noncompensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Doesn't matter how long it is. Some companies will pay you (and even at minimum wage) for the difference between your normal commute time and the extended commute time for the out-of-town work, but they aren't required to by law.
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