Calculating pay and expenses for a business trip

When an employee on a businees trip is on and off the clock
By Colin Gibson
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/03/2013

Question: When an employee is sent on a business trip requiring travel and overnight stays, how are the hours of work calculated for pay and overtime purposes? What expenses is the employer legally required to cover?

Answer: An employer’s obligation to pay wages and expenses for business travel may arise from the employer’s own policies, or from the applicable employment contract or collective agreement. Otherwise, the nature and extent of this obligation will usually be governed by employment standards legislation.