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  • Confused on mileage TEXAS Texas

    I currently work for a hospital based helicopter service that is in the process of opening an outbase. The outbase that is about 60 miles away and they want to pay us drive time, but not mileage. Are they required to pay us drive time? Are they required to pay us mileage? Are they required to pay both? If they are not required to pay mileage can we claim the mileage on our personnal taxes?

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    There is no law requiring the employer to pay mileage; you may be able to take a deduction on your 1040, so you need to review the instructions for Nonreimbursed Business Expenses to see what you can deduct and what records you need to keep.

    Tell me how the drive time works.
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      We will report to work at our facility and clock in. When we return 24hrs later we will clock out. They are wanting us to supply our own car and gas to drive to the remote base which is about 60 miles away. Upon employment 7 years ago this was not discuesses so I feel they should provide us transportation as well. There is another department within the hospital that is remote bases as well and they are given a company car to drive back and forth. So I think they have already set the standard.
      I compare our situation to administration. When administration travels for the hospital they are given airline tickets and ground transportation at the destination. So how can the hospital provide transportation for administration but not the employees?

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      • #4
        Things change in 7 years.

        Since you are being required to report to the hospital first, any travel time during the day is work time.

        Administration and management often get better working conditions. Not unusual and not illegal.
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