In California, where it seems that we are always on the road, there has been an increase in class action litigation against employers for the alleged failure to reimburse employees for business expenses, particularly mileage reimbursement.
For example, in a recent class action lawsuit involving prominent retailers, employees alleged that they were not reimbursed for mileage and other work-related travel expenses for:
- Daily bank deposits;
- Purchasing supplies for store events;
- Required travel between stores to attend meetings;
- Required travel between stores to provide staffing support; or
- Required travel to transfer inventory.