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As an employee in Elyria, your job-related travel time in many situations legally must be compensated by your employer. If you are required to travel to different job sites, attend conferences or fulfill other work-related duties outside of the office, state and federal laws entitle you to fair wages for time spent traveling.
If you believe you are a victim of unlawfully unpaid travel time, contact the employment law attorneys at Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC for a free legal consultation about your rights.
Through a free legal consultation, we will review your case and determine if it has merit. We will provide honest advice and information about your legal situation. Then, we will discuss potential courses of action. This may include bringing a case against your employer for illegally withholding compensation for what should have been paid travel time by law
If contractual obligations have been violated, we can use your employment contracts and relevant documentation as evidence to support your case. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will work to achieve a just resolution for you, even if this means taking your case to trial to fight for the best possible outcome. We are passionate about empowering workers in Elyria.
As an employee in Ohio, you are entitled to wages for certain types of work-related travel. Under the Portal-to-Portal Act, your commute to and from work does not fall under the category of paid work hours. However, time spent traveling for job duties during normal work hours is compensable work time under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Paid travel time can include:
The Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) Travel Rule, effective September 1, 2019, states that workers in Ohio must be reimbursed at a specific rate for job-related travel, including per diem travel, with maximum rates adjusted by location. As of January 2023, this rate was $0.58 per mile.
A successful unpaid travel time claim in Elyria could lead to reimbursement for the wages you are lawfully owed by an employer. This can include back pay, or compensation for the time you spent traveling in the past that was not appropriately compensated by your employer. It may also include an additional amount in interest and penalties. Furthermore, you could qualify for coverage for the legal costs and attorney’s fees associated with bringing your claim.
If your employer in Elyria is refusing to compensate you properly for work-related travel time, discuss your legal rights with an experienced Elyria wage and hour attorney at Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC. We offer free initial case consultations, where we will listen to your story and explain your potential recovery options. Call (216) 446-8886 or contact us online today to learn more.