Hello my job requires me to travel to several locations each day. I normally rent cars because I do not want to put my car at risk of having a car accident driving from location to location. I was told by my company I have to use my own personal car for work related travel. I am traveling to different location's for work each day. I am not traveling to a single location. Is there a Law that says a company must provide travel accommodation. I really don't want to use my own personal car for this type of travel.
They must either provide a vehicle or reimburse you for reasonable expenses, including mileage.
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As a general rule, they need to at a minimum reimburse you for your mileage on your personal car, but do not have to provide a vehicle for you.
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Your employer has no legal duty to provide you with a vehicle to do your work. It is legal for your employer to require you to use your own car. If you do, the employer has an obligation to reimburse any expenses you incur in doing so.
Good luck to you.
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