Mileage Reimbursement

  • The standard mileage rate for 2017 was recently announced by the IRS, advising taxpayers of the optional cents per mile reimbursement rate for the year. It’s important for businesses with mobile employees to be aware of this announcement. The 2017 standard mileage rate provides a benchmark for mobile workers to calculate their reimbursement for their…

    Continue Reading
  • Reimbursement for mobile employees can be tricky and ambiguous for companies across the country. While an employee desires being reimbursed for his or her actual expenses, an employer just as equally desires increased transparency into the reimbursements it is distributing. California Labor Code Section 2802: California is a state that has seen this disconnect come…

    Continue Reading
  • As you may have seen, there was recently a major gas leak which forced the closure of a crucial pipeline that brings gasoline to the Eastern United States. As CNN reports: “…a section of the Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to New York, has been closed since Sept. 9 after a spill of roughly…

    Continue Reading
  • Automation is dramatically impacting businesses of all types – from cybersecurity, to healthcare, to agriculture. As technology shifts many of the tasks workers perform daily from manual processes to automated processes, businesses are able to become more efficient and better at helping employees to reach their full potential.

    Continue Reading
  • Flat car allowance models, in which single, company-wide rates are used to reimburse all employees for any business travel, have historically been a popular method of mileage reimbursement. Unfortunately, though, this model just isn’t flexible enough to reimburse all employees fairly. For example, giving each employee $300 a month to cover all business travel expenses might initially seem like the easiest approach; but by not calculating individualized, location-specific reimbursements, companies usually end up either underpaying or overpaying workers.

    Continue Reading
  • Every business trip is different, yet many employers reimburse their workers using one static rate. This ignores costs like fuel, which changes with every trip depending on the length of that trip and where in the country workers are traveling. Keep in mind, however, the hidden costs of one-size-fits-all reimbursement programs go far beyond just…

    Continue Reading