Does your employer have to provide meals or money for food if they make you go out of town to work?

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Does your employer have to provide meals or money for food if they make you go out of town to work?

Asked on January 5, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Kentucky

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

No, your employer is not obligated to provide meals or money for food for employees when sent out of town or on business travel; it is purely voluntary and discretionary on the part of employers to do this. (Unless, that is, the employee has some contract requiring a per diem, reimbursement of expenses, etc.) If your employer does not provide this, be sure to keep your receipts and turn them over to your tax preparer--you may be able to get some tax advantage from them.


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