The time you spend going to and from work is generally not time that you employer should be paying you for.
But, travel time at your employer's direction counts as hours that you are working. For example, if your employer wants you to:
- meet a client at his office, then your employer should be paying you for the time you spend driving to and from the client's office.
- take a bus to work, at your employer's direction, you are subject to the control of your employer and the time you spend on the bus are hours spent working.
If you believe that you are not getting overtime wages when you should use our detailed Overtime Compensation Question form to send us a detailed question about your overtime situation.