Tag: Travel

Question: Our sales team is traveling to a trade show in a major U.S. city and one of our sales representatives is scared to travel due to the Ebola virus. Her manager told her it was mandatory and refusal to go could result in termination of employment. What can we do? Answer: Talk with the…

Question: What obligations does the employer have to provide regarding training or education about Ebola to employees who travel to foreign countries such as Nigeria? Answer: It is always a good work practice to provide an employee with information about any country that the employee will be visiting for work-related purposes, including cultural, medical, social,…

Question: We have an employee taking vacation time to volunteer to assist with the Ebola epidemic in Africa. What can we do as an employer to address concerns from his colleagues upon his return? Answer: Encourage employees to stay calm and inform them that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has implemented a…

Question: How should we pay a nonexempt employee traveling from California to North Carolina, departing on Sunday and returning after eight hours of training on Wednesday at midnight Pacific time? Answer: Based on California wage and hour regulations, compulsory travel time longer than the employee’s normal commute is considered compensable time. The definition of hours…