Unreimbursed Expenses

Counsel from a Hollister Employment Law Attorney

As employees, many of us are willing to go above and beyond to help out our employers. Perhaps out of duty and sometimes out of gratitude, sacrifices are being made. However, we have found that employees have cheated out of proper compensation for their work more frequently than we would like, especially when it comes to the reimbursement of work expenses.

If your employer has failed or refused to reimburse you for any expenses needed to perform your job duties, you should know that this is against the law, as per the labor code in California. All employers are bound to repay their employees by law. You may have an employment law case on your hands, and this is where Attorney Bill Marder can help you.

What Expenses Are Valid?

Any items, goods, or products related to your title, job duties, and everyday functions is considered a work expense. You may have had to cover the costs on your own, with the understanding that your employer would provide reimbursement.

The expenses may include any of the following:

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Car repairs, gas fees, and other auto-related expenses
  • Uniform, protective equipment, name tags
  • Physical examinations
  • Tools, equipment, and other required instruments
  • Cell phone charges
  • Computer costs
  • Staff support costs
  • Seminars or conferences
  • Travel fees related to work

If you have been asking your employer for reimbursement and are met with hostility or has rebuffed your attempts to reach out, you may need to file a lawsuit to recover these costs. The employer will be forced to pay and take notice. As this area of law can be complex and will depend on your particular circumstances, it is best that you consult with our Hollister employment law lawyer to assist you.

Contact Marder Law Employment Law today and let’s discuss your legal options.

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