San Diego Employee Reimbursement Attorney
As an employee in the state of California, you are not expected to use your own funds for business-related expenses.
The California Labor Code provides that employers reimburse employees for all necessary job-related expenses the employee incurs in the course of business, for example if you are required to take a business trip for the company and incur expenses such as mileage, airline tickets, car rentals, food, lodging. Whenever the expenses are a necessary part of doing your job, your employer is required to reimburse you the total amount you spent, not capping your reimbursement at a certain arbitrary figure.
Common Expenditures that Must Be Reimbursed
- Office supplies, like printing paper, ink or toner cartridges, pens, etc. for the office
- Computer hardware or software
- Required uniform that you must buy as a condition of working at the company
- Gas, mileage, or parking when your job requires you to use your own car for business purposes
- Replacement keys or tools needed to do a job
- Expenses incurred to entertain clients or potential clients
Recovering What is Owed
If you incurred expenses for anything required to do your job and have not been reimbursed, or have been only partially reimbursed, you may be entitled to recover the money you spent, plus interest, by making a claim against your employer. For the best results, you should engage the services of a San Diego employment lawyer to assist you. In many cases, the court will order your employer to pay your legal fees in addition to the money owed you with interest.
Experienced Employment Lawyers in San Diego
The attorneys at the Harrison & Bodell law firm in San Diego are available to help you get the full amount of reimbursement you have coming to you when you have advanced your own funds for business-related expenses. We have years of experience in employment law and devote a large part of our law practice to helping individuals and groups of employees when their employer has shortchanged them or treated them unfairly. Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Harrison & Bodell as being among the best in the city—an honor granted to no more than five percent of the area’s attorney!
Fighting for a fair and equitable workplace in California is our passion at Harrison & Bodell. We invite you to call us today to set an appointment for a free case consultation to learn how we can help you achieve a fair solution to your dispute with your employer, without fear of retaliation.
Call as soon as you can, because California law has limitations on the amount of time you have to file a claim against your employer.
We accept employee reimbursement claims on a contingency fee retainer so you don’t pay us anything unless we win money for you.