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    My husband works for a tree trimming company that subcontracts from the local electric company. They are talking about sending the guys out of town possibly more than 100 miles away from home. Are they required to pay for food, lodging and transportation, or do we have to provide?

    Thank you~

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    out of town

    we currently reside in the state of Fl.

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    • #3
      Florida is not one of the two states that require the employer to reimburse business expenses by law.

      Doesn't mean the employer won't do it, though.

      Is this a one day shot (wouldn't be fun to drive it in one day, but it could be done)? Or multiple days?
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        out of town

        we are talking about weeks on end not just one day
        Last edited by kconleymom3; 03-16-2009, 02:45 PM.

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        • #5
          There are some issues regarding how/if the drive time is paid, but no law regarding reimbursements of expenses.
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            so lodging and food would come out of pocket? how could they expect fr someone to be able to afford hotel costs for weeks on end AND be able to afford bills at home? My husband and I would definitly be in the red and by the time he got home we would have no food or utilities in the house

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              Has the employer SAID they would not pay? Can he get an expense advance?
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              • #8
                Agreed with Patty. Find out exactly what the employer is planning on doing before preparing the tar and feathers.

                Past that, you asked what the law was. Not what was "right". Not what in a perfect world should be done. For whatever it is worth, no one on this website actually creates laws. We just report them.

                There is no federal law per se that expenses must be reimbursed. There are some "free and clear" language associated with the federal minimum wage law that could be used to argue that the MW rules are being violated if the employee is being forced by the employer to pay expenses that effectively payments below minimum wages.

                As stated, there are exactly two states with even minimum expense reimbursement laws, neither of which is FL.
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