If my boss requires me to go to more than one job site, doI get paid for my travel drive time from site-to-site?

UPDATED: Jan 11, 2011

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If my boss requires me to go to more than one job site, doI get paid for my travel drive time from site-to-site?

I’m in construction.

Asked on January 11, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

From the facts as presented this travel does not appear to be part of your daily travel to and from work.  Therefore, it is work time and is "compensable" (i.e. it must be paid). While the regular morning commute to the office does not count as work time, driving to a work location generally   Additionally, if it puts him into overtime, then it has to be paid as such (i.e. as overtime pay).  If you can't resolve this issue with your employer, you can contact your states department of labor, or contact an employment attorney for help.

Note:  Pay to employees for travel time is available only to non-exempt (hourly) employees are eligible for paid travel time, not exempt employees (i.e. employees who are paid for their expertise by the job, not by the hour, such as professional or managerial).

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