Tag: commuting

Ninth Circuit Issues Split Decisions on Compensation for Travel Time and “Off-the-Clock” Work

  Employees who drive company vehicles between home and work will find little to cheer about in a recent Ninth Circuit decision . . . unless they live in California.  In Rutti v. Lojack Corporation, a three-judge panel refused to relax the rule that commuting time is non-compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   The employee, who installed vehicle recovery systems, contended … Continue Reading

New Bicycle Tax Credit Takes Effect in 2009

Here’s another new employment law that goes into effect on January 1, 2009:  the Bicycle Tax Credit (BTC).  Passed as part of that $700 billion bailout plan we’ve all heard so much about, the BTC allows employers to reimburse employees up to $20 per month for bicycle-commuting related expenses; the employer can then claim a tax … Continue Reading

Utah: Employee Commuting May Be Within “Course and Scope” of Employment

Last week the Utah Supreme Court ruled that an employee’s commute may in some cases be within the course and scope of his or her employment, such that an employer may be held liable for the employee’s negligence during the commute.  In Newman v. White Water Whirlpool, the defendant employed Bradley Sundquist as an installer of … Continue Reading
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