Employers have long known that they need to reimburse such common expenses as work-related travel and dining expenses and mileage when an employee uses a personal car for work-related business. In extreme cases, reimbursement also includes compensating employees sued by third parties for conduct within the scope of employment.2

Employees can bring a lawsuit against employers who do not comply with this law in order to recover the amount of unreimbursed expenditures.

The Labor Commissioner also has the authority to issue citations and penalties against employers that fail to reimburse employees for employer-required expenses.

Read about a 2020 agency action.
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