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Unreimbursed Business Expenses

Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Business Expenses

In California, employers are required to reimburse employees "for all necessary expenditures or losses incurred by the employee in direct consequence of the discharge of his or her duties, or of his or her obedience to the directions of the employer." (Lab. Code § 2802.) 

What Are Business Expenses?

As stated above, any expense incurred by the employee to complete their work for the employer.  Examples of common business-related expenses include:

  • Use of personal vehicle

  • Use of personal cell phones and data plans

  • Use of personal computer

  • Business-related travel - flights, hotels, taxis, etc.

  • Uniforms

  • Work-related supplies

If you have unreimbursed business expenses, contact an experienced attorney to discuss your rights.

California Minimum Wage Requirements

2020 

  • $12 / hr (25 or fewer employees)

  • $13 / hr (26 or more employees)

 

2019 

  • $11 / hr (25 or fewer employees)

  • $12 / hr (26 or more employees)

2018

  • $10.50 / hr (25 or fewer employees)

  • $11 / hr (26 or more employees)     

 

2017 

  • $10 / hr (25 or fewer employees)     

  • $10.50 / hr (26 or more employees)

 

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