Is an employer required to reimburse for mileage when they require an employee to use their personal car and gas for travel between locations?
My husband was hired at a shop close to home. Since being hired, they have shut down most of that shop and are now requiring him to travel to 2 different shops anywhere between 50 and 100 miles per day. They are making him use his own car and are not reimbursing for mileage. Is there a law that says they have to?
No, unfortunately, as unfair as it is, employers are not required to pay for fuel or reimburse employees for their mileage; many may choose to do, but it is voluntary on their part.
Your husband should track his mileage and fuel expenditure; I believe that if you and he itemize your income tax return, he may be able to claim a tax deduction for the mileage--it's worth discussing with a tax preparer.
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