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? asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 month ago

Can an employer make you drive around in your own car between jobs and not pay you gas or mileage?

Is that legal? I'm not sure I can afford this. 

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  • 1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    If your employer doesn't compensate you for mileage, you can deduct it yourself on your tax return. Just keep a record of your mileage, separating personal miles from business miles.

  • 1 month ago

    READ your employment agreement.

  • not
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Sure and in that case you write that off on your taxes. It all depends on the employment, your job, the business. 56 cents per mile is the quick way to write it off. 

    Sometimes it makes more sense for the job to do the tax paperwork and just refund you for your car's service. For example my wife does bank runs and occasional other runs for work; she is on the clock. She adds up the mileage and receives a refund check from work.

    A cheaper car would have you making a profit on the 56 cents but an expensive car would be the opposite.

    Between jobs. Are you working between jobs or off the clock? Jobs with job sites normally have you agreeing that the site maybe say 100 miles away and that you will commute to work. And that beyond that distance becomes the job's responsibility. 

    Ask the employer to explain the situation to you. Then directly ask your questions. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, if it's part of your employment agreement.  If it is NOT part of your original agreement, no, you can quit and collect unemployment for changed circumstances.

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  • 1 month ago

    If you can't afford it, you don't have a job that involves going from on location to another.

    In the US, it is 100% legal not to pay mileage for travel. In fact, unless you are required to provide receipts, any mileage allowance is TAXABLE INCOME.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, they can do that.  Seems like a good way to lose employees, but not at all illegal.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Depends on the kind of contract you have. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    if it's part of your job you have to be paid mileage

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    No. You must be compensated or your employer must give you a company vehicle.

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