Unpaid Travel

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about travel-time pay.

I am an hourly employee and was just told I will not be paid for the time I travel to a trade show even though it is on my day off. Is that legal in Utah?

Signed, To Go On My Own Dough

Dear To Go On My Own Dough:

We answer workplace communication questions, not legal. You might consult your state department of labor. I doubt that there is any law that employees must be paid for travel time to a show on a workday. Check with your personnel or Human Resources to learn more. If you don’t have a union that has negotiated such rules, you most likely must voice your displeasure and then determine to go or not to go.

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