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Do Employers Have to Compensate Hourly Technicians for Travel Time?

Travel Time

In a new Opinion Letter, the U.S. Department of Labor answered a company’s questions about whether it had to pay technicians for travel time to and from jobs and training courses.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has issued a new Opinion Letter on whether employers must compensate employees for travel time. These letters are issued to help the public better understand compliance with certain federal laws. They’re based exclusively on the facts provided by an employer that asks the agency for a formal, written opinion. The letter described in this article provides an employer with details of when it had to pay its traveling staff members in three different scenarios. Read more