The Orange County expense reimbursement attorneys at Aegis Law Firm can assist you if your employer is refusing to provide the compensation you deserve. You should not be losing money at your job – we can fight for payment for all of the purchases you have made on the company’s behalf.
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Sometimes, employees have to spend money in order to do their job. Under California law, employers must reimburse their employees for all necessary expenditures or losses incurred in the discharge of their duties. Your employer cannot force you to purchase things that are necessary to do your job. If you have bought anything on behalf of your employer or company, you are entitled to reimbursement and an Orange County employment law lawyer can help you recover what you are owed.
Basically anything you paid for in service to your job can be eligible for reimbursement, so long as your employer required you to obtain the service or item to maintain employment or be considered for advancement opportunities.
Common work-related expenses include:
The Internal Revenue Service’s standard mileage reimbursement rate for business travel is 58.5 cents per mile for 2022. Employees working from a home office are entitled to reimbursement of business expenses as well. Labor Code section 2802 has been interpreted to require employers to indemnify an employee for legal costs incurred defending lawsuits arising from conduct within the course and scope of employment. For example, one employer was required to reimburse an employee for legal costs arising from the employee’s successful defense of a sexual harassment lawsuit by a co-worker.
If you believe you are entitled to reimbursement for work-related expenses, contact us online today. We serve clients throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties.