Atoka, OK asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma

Q: Can oklahoma emergency manager drive a county vehicle home legally

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Mr. Jarod Morris
Mr. Jarod Morris
  • Oklahoma City, OK

A: Yes, an Oklahoma Emergency Manager may drive a county vehicle home legally. There are some stsp the county should take in order to document it. First, a county official needs to determine that the use of the vehicle is solely for the benefit of the county. The IRS may still view the manager's use of the county-owend vehicle as a taxable benefit to the Manager's employment.

So the short answer is: YES. But there are steps that should be taken to ensure compliance with state law. It may be that the employee's use does comply with state law, but it might also be hard for the county and the employee to prove this if the employee and county keep poor records and/or documentation.

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