Out of Pocket Work Expenses
are you paying work expenses out of your own pocket?
Reimbursement of business expenses is a key issue when it comes to total compensation for employees. Many companies have illegal policies which require their employees to cover business expenses upfront, then denying reimbursement or not reimbursing the full, legal amount. For mileage in California, for example, the IRS rate is now 53.5 cents per mile. Your employer is taking the tax deduction. Are you getting the full amount you are entitled to?
If your employer has a policy making it difficult to recover reimbursement for your out-of-pocket expenses there may be others at your company with the same legal grievance. We represent groups of employees, in class actions, who have issues relating to reimbursement of business expenses, such as:
Cell phone expenses
Entertainment for clients
Airfare, taxi and hotel expenses
We also represent employees who face illegal paycheck deductions for business costs related to:
A personal assistant
Appointment setting service
Cost of office supplies
Even if you signed an employment agreement saying you would cover your own expenses, that clause may not be enforceable. Under California law, employees may not sign away certain legal rights. If you feel that your rights have been violated, you are probably not alone.
Recover your Out of Pocket work expenses
Even the most minor of work expenses can add up over time. Contact Yoon Law, APC today to seek recovery of all expenses paid on your employer’s behalf. Our excellent team of attorneys, well-versed in employment law, is standing by to answer your questions and provide the sound legal advice you need today.