Beachwood, OH asked in Employment Law for Ohio

Q: Can an employer refuse to pay for travel time between appointments? What about time between if not traveling?

I work for an ABA company. They are refusing to pay travel time for time between work locations. Also, if there is time between scheduled appointments, they are refusing to pay it. Techs are also required to stay and clean after sessions unpaid. Is this legal?

The pay rate was also changed, for work already completed, to a “training rate” for no reason other than they didn’t want to pay for the “admin time”.

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Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It sounds like ABA company's refusal to pay for travel time violates the law. Generally, travel as part of a principal activity, such as travel from job site to job site during the workday, must be counted as hours worked and must be paid. However, more information is necessary to analyze whether there is a legal violation. If you have additional questions or would like to discuss the claim, you can contact me directly via phone or email.

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