Unreimbursed Job Expenses:
Under certain circumstances, an employer’s failure to reimburse job expenses may result in violation of federal and state minimum wage laws. Expenses paid by employees for the primary benefit of the employer are included in determining payment of minimum wage. For example, if an employer pays minimum wage, that employer cannot require its employees to purchase their own uniforms because the net effect is payment of less than minimum wage. Similar minimum wage violations may occur when employees are asked to pay for their own vehicle expenses when they use their personal vehicles for work. See our “Looking for Cases” page.
If you believe that your hourly wage less job expenses paid by you or your co-workers results in receipt of less than minimum wage, please call Mark Potashnick of Weinhaus & Potashnick at (314) 997-9150 for a free telephone consultation.
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