Failure to Reimburse for Business Expenses
Are You Paying Your Own Out-of-Pocket Expenses?
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?
Marlin & Saltzman is a preeminent employment law and consumer class-action law firm specializing in litigation in California and across the United States. Over the past 30 years, we have secured recoveries totaling over $850 million for our clients.
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:
- Mileage expenses
- Cell phone expenses
- Entertainment for clients
- Airfare, taxi and hotel expenses
- Office 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
- Sales samples
- Product advertising
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.
Contact us to speak with one of our California employment class-action lawyers, free of charge, to learn about your legal rights and options so that you can make the most informed decisions about your case.