1. Driving Employers Crazy: Employee Travel Pay and Travel Expense Reimbursement

Driving Employers Crazy: Employee Travel Pay and Travel Expense Reimbursement

Driving Employers Crazy: Employee Travel Pay and Travel Expense Reimbursement
Event ID: 17708
Recording: 15360

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Brian P. Goodman, attorney at law, Boardman & Clark LLP
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? HR, payroll, in-house counsel, financial officers, CEOs

When employees travel for work, employers must be aware of their obligations under federal law. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and its implementing regulations establish a complex series of legal requirements regarding the payment of overtime and minimum wages. Employee travel can result in an unwary employer facing an FLSA lawsuit when the employer does not compensate employees properly for time spent traveling for work. Employers may also violate minimum wage requirements by failing to pay certain employees for travel expenses. Additionally, employers must keep in mind IRS rules on reimbursing travel expenses, including changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. These IRS rules must be followed in order for travel reimbursements to be excluded from employees’ taxable wages. These are all areas ripe for confusion and it is important that you know the rules and correct standards to apply.

Please join Brian Goodman as he covers the ins and outs of employee travel pay and expense reimbursement to help you steer clear of potential legal and regulatory headaches that can arise when your employees return from travel.


This webinar will address:

  • When travel time is compensable time
  • The FLSA’s overtime and minimum wage requirements pertaining to employee travel
  • The IRS rules regarding reimbursement for travel expenses
  • How reimbursement rates affect employee taxable wages and both employer and employee tax deductions
  • Practical types to avoid audits and litigation regarding employee travel


Your conference leader for “Driving Employers Crazy: Employee Travel Pay and Travel Expense Reimbursement” is Brian P. Goodman. Brian is an attorney and a member of the school law and labor and employment practice groups of Boardman & Clark LLP. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Goodman was a music teacher in Illinois and received his master’s degree in educational administration from Northern Illinois University. He uses his experience as an educator to assist school districts and employers on a wide range of legal issues and is a frequent presenter on education and employment law matters. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, magna cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Goodman currently serves on the board of directors for the Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management as the director of professional development summits.


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