Employees often need to spend money in order to do their jobs.
The California Labor Code suggests that employers must reimburse their employees in various instances for expenses incurred performing work-related duties at the employer’s direction or as reasonably required by the job duties. If you or someone you love have been forced to incur costs on behalf of your employer, you are entitled to reimbursement. If you are denied said reimbursement, the expert employment attorneys at Bibiyan Law Group are here to help. We have the experience and passion to take on big business and stand up for our clients’ rights. Under no circumstances should you be losing money on the job. Bibiyan Law Group will fight for compensation of all purchases you have made on your employer’s behalf.
Types of Reimbursement-Eligible Expenses
- Travel expenses, such as gas, and including a reasonable mileage reimbursement
- Cell phone expenses if the employer requires the employee to carry a cell phone
- Computers, calculators, and other pieces of equipment not provided by your employer but required to perform your job
- Meals and entertainment paid for by employees in service to the business
- Cost of attendance at work-related seminars and conventions
In 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) maintained a standard mileage reimbursement rate for business travel of 55.5 cents per mile, which has been altered several times since then but remains similar today. Furthermore, Labor Code section 2802 has been interpreted to require that employers compensate their employees for certain legal expenses incurred defending lawsuits stemming from conduct within the scope of their employment. Even employees working from a home office are entitled to reimbursement of business expenses in certain instances.
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Bibiyan Law Group is devoted to recovering the wages you are owed, and compensating you for any loss that your employer has caused. A legal expert from our Los Angeles law firm can get your case started with a free initial consultation today. Our contingency fee basis ensures that you will never pay out-of-pocket; that is, you do not have to pay any fees unless you win or recover compensation.