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Old 06-12-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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Does any one pay travel time to their employees? I have been making my guys drive the first 30 minutes from their house to the jobsite after 30 minutes then I would start the time clock for them. If they had to come to the shop to pick up tools, paint, or anything else I would start their time when they arrived at the shop and pay travel time to the job site. I feel like some of the guys have been taking advantage of some situations and I am in the process of changing the policy. Any input would be appeciated.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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If they worked at an office, would they get paid for all or part of there commute?

Construction seems to be one of the only jobs that this comes up. I will on occasion pay travel time if it is a job out of our normal area, but otherwise your on the clock only when you are at work.

Of course if I require one of the guys to pick up the truck or some tools at the shop, there time starts from there.

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When hiring explain your work radius and compensate when appropriate.

Plan your jobs better and either have yourself or a op's manager stock jobs to avoid having to pay travel time to employees to and from the shop.
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Only if they go from one site to another in the middle of the day. Never the morning commute.

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Sounds to me like your being more than fair. I could see maybe helping out on travel time if the job was like over an hour away. But 30 minutes? No. Only time I ever got put on the clock was when I was picking up equipment at the shop, materials at the paint store, or driving to an out of town job and even that was only one way.
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We use to get paid 30 cents a kilowmeter for any where further then 50 kilometers from our paint factory.
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