Unpaid Travel Time Attorney
Make sure you’re paid for work-related travel
Many jobs require employees to travel as part of their work. But many workers might not realize they are legally entitled to be paid for their travel time. That’s because some employers don’t abide by state and federal wage and hour laws when it comes to financial compensation for work-related travel.
If you have not been paid for work-related travel, talk to a lawyer at Gibson Law, LLC in Cincinnati and Dayton. Our Ohio wage and hour claim attorneys have years of experience handling such complex legal cases. As a result, we have an in-depth understanding of the state and federal laws governing unpaid travel time.
Does my employer have to pay for travel time for work?
Employers in Ohio are not required to pay employees for time spent commuting to or from work. But if your job requires you to drive during your work day, you should be financially compensated for such travel time.
In addition, if your work-related travel results in you working more than 40 hours in a single work week, you deserve to be paid overtime for such hours. Some employers might not understand these rules. But that doesn’t excuse them from paying you for travel time that is part of your job.
Can I get paid for travel time that requires an overnight stay?
Some jobs require employees to travel and stay overnight for their work. This is especially true for many construction workers or other hourly workers who need to travel to job sites located several hours away from their main office.
In such circumstances, employers may be required to pay employees for the time spent traveling for work that requires an overnight stay. Sometimes, some employers pay employees a lower rate for such travel time, which is allowed by law. But workers must be paid for this time.
In addition, some employers pay for meals or reimburse workers for the cost of meals or other travel-related expenses on work-related trips that require an overnight stay. If you believe you have not been fairly compensated for your travel-related expenses, talk to a lawyer to learn more about your legal options.
How much is my legal case worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to cases involving unpaid travel time. Each case is unique. However, if you have not been paid for several weeks, months or even years of work-related travel, the total value of your claim could potentially be worth thousands of dollars or even more.
In certain circumstances, if such cases go to trial because of a lawsuit, a jury may decide to award additional financial compensation in the form of punitive damages. Such compensation is meant to send a strong message to companies that intentionally break state or federal wage and hour laws. That’s why it’s important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible to learn more about the options available to you.
Your time is valuable. Make sure you’re compensated. Contact us
We understand how complicated and frustrating many wage and hour claim cases can be involving unpaid travel time. That’s because our lawyers bring a unique prospective to such claims. We have represented employers and employees throughout our careers. Now, we work for employees because we believe strongly in making sure that all employees are fairly compensated for their work.
Put our knowledge and expertise to work for you. Contact our law firm and schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team. Our offices are in Cincinnati and Dayton.