If I drive a company vehicle to work every day and it is a one hour drive each way, should I be paid for drive time?

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If I drive a company vehicle to work every day and it is a one hour drive each way, should I be paid for drive time?

Asked on November 19, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Utah

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Probably not: whether or not you are driving a company vehicle (or your own car), your commute to/from your regular place of business is not compensible (or rather: your employer does not need to compensate you, but is free to do so if he/she likes). If you are doing work along the drive--for example, delivering product; picking up orders; etc.--then that would be different; that could convert what is otherwise non-compensible commuting time to compensible work time.


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