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CTDOL’s Interpretation of Travel Time Not “Reasonable”; What Happens Next?

Posted in Highlight, Laws and Regulations, Litigation, Wage & Hour

So if last Tuesday’s post about the latest Connecticut Supreme Court decision on travel time was for employers, this post is for the ones who love the nuances of the law. Dan Klau on his Appealingly Brief blog did a deep dive into the decision. And it wasn’t pretty. The issue Dan highlights is this:… Continue Reading

Driving With A Headache: Commuting Time With Tools Not Compensable, Connecticut Court Rules

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Litigation, Wage & Hour

In a decision officially released today, the Connecticut Supreme Court (Sarrazin v. Coastal, Inc.) has concluded that a plumbing foreman who carried his tools to and from work was not entitled to be compensated for his commuting time. That’s about the only simple thing about the decision for employers. The case addresses complicated and head-spinning issues such as pre-emption,… Continue Reading

Why Don’t You Get Paid For Time Spent Traveling From Home To Office?

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

From time to time, there are various questions that keep recurring in the labor & employment law area.  One of them is in the area of travel time for non-exempt employees. (For exempt employees, they get paid a fixed salary no matter how much time they work or travel.) The easiest question to answer is… Continue Reading

What is the Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Businesses for 2012?

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour

I’m often asked what some of my most popular posts are on the blog.  Surprisingly, one topic that always seems to generate interest is the mileage reimbursement rate.  I’m not quite sure why. In any event, the new rate became effective January 1, 2012.  Remember, this is the optional standard mileage rates. These rates are typically used by businesses… Continue Reading

Paying an Employee for Commuting Time? Probably Not, But It Depends, Says Court

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour

For non-exempt employees (in other words, those employees eligible for overtime), a common question is whether an employee should be paid for commuting time.  The answer to that question is typically no. Now suppose the employee carries their work files in a briefcase to and from work, does that change the analysis? According to a recent… Continue Reading