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Old 10-07-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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Hey folks...

If you have to send a guy out of town a few hours away - overnight, how do you pay him? (two day job)

He has a few hrs OT - part drive time and part on the job - plus his reg hrs.

Do you pay him something for his time off whilst away (like that evening into the am till he returns to the jobsite)? If so how much?

Motel and food is covered in expenses.

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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Generally when we travel it is for longer periods. I don't pay travel, I do cover hotels and allow so much for meals.

Before anyone complains...the guys know up front when being hired, A - We do travel for work, B - Travel to and from the job is not paid time. This is no surprise to anyone.

Sometimes we head out Sunday night to start work early Monday, Sometimes head home Friday night or Saturday morning depending on how far.

I can get away with this since I pay a little bit higher then normal and the guys I hire know what we do is somewhat specialized so travelling is usually a requirement.

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Thanks Chris,

So you just pay regular hourly, for regular hrs, OT if work over, but drive time and overnight is on them - right?

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Regular hours + overtime. I was also paid a per diam. The hotel was paid for and I recieved $30 day for incidentals (food, fuel, drinks, lunch, etc). Per diam was paid when we arrive (or before we left for work) paycheck came at the end of the week before we left for home. This was for the entire week though.
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Thanks Dennis,

It's been 20 years since I worked out of town regularly, and I'm old and just cant remember how it was customarily done.

Pretty much just curious whats done, if anything, for the down time out of town - as the employee cant leave so he's kinda still "on the job" or "required to be there" kinda thing...

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You don't really NEED to do anything more than pay his wage and travel costs. The OT involved is a nice little bonus for him. I would probably kick in a decent per diem so he can have a nice dinner and a beer on you and call it good.

In this economy it's important to still treat your employees well but it's more important to keep the company they work for in the black.
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I pretty much agree with what everyone is saying. If this is not the normal mode of operation, then pay him travel time. Calculate the average drive time to and from local jobs and subtract from the trip, then pay his hourly for all time after that. I would not pay OT for travel. Give him a Per Diem that would include hotel and food. Here is a great site for calculating Per Diem: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/21287
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Being out of town, I always worked 14-ish hour days. My options are to work, or sit in a hotel room and be bored. The sooner I was done, the sooner I went home.

It was always nice to have the hotel set up for me. The boss would call, tell me the hotel, and email the info over. That way after working the extra hours out of town, I just had to show up and check in.

Per-diem was always given prior to departure.
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I forgot about drive time. Paid both ways is nice, but I'm happy with time travelled there. On the way home I figured I was free to do whatever, and therefore not on the clock.

I did have one company who just made everyone salary, got around all the pay issues.

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