Unreimbursed Expenses in Monterey County
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 been 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, per the labor code in California. All employers are bound to repay their employees by law.
What Expenses Are Valid?
Any items, goods, or products related to your title, job duties, and everyday functions are 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 have been met with hostility or have had your attempts to reach out rebuffed, you may need to file an unpaid wage lawsuit to recover these costs. Your 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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