California Expense Reimbursement Claims
minimum wage. These employment law violations seem to become more frequesnt when economic downturns have everyone working hard to save money–employees and employers both. The employees most affected by unpaid expenses are those who often cannot afford the expenses they have to incur to work due to lack of savings, and who also find it difficult to say no because they can’t risk losing their employment. A few of the claims that have been settled in favor of the employees include the following types of claims:In California, expense reimbursement claims have brought several abusive policies to light, particularly as they relate to employees who earn less than twice the
- An employer refused to pay a legitimate expense because the employee was late filing the expense and missed the internal deadline.
- One employer required their employees who earned little more than minimum wage to supply their own uniforms (required by the employer) and to launder them at their own expense.
- Another required their near minimum wage workers to supply their own power tools.