Category Archives: Expense Reimbursement

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Employers Can Now Stand Firmly On Not Paying Employees For The Cost Of Slip-Resistant Shoes

On June 4, 2019, the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District issued an unpublished opinion in Krista Townley v. BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. holding that BJ’s Restaurants was not required to reimburse its employees for the cost of black, slip-resistant, closed-toe shoes that BJ’s required its restaurant employees to wear. Due to the lack of California … Continue Reading

New Decision Examines the Scope of Constructive Discharge

On December 31, 2013, in Vasquez v. Franklin Management Real Estate Fund, Inc., the California Court of Appeal held that a maintenance technician, who alleged that he was constructively discharged in violation of public policy when his employer refused to reimburse gas mileage, pleaded facts sufficient to support a cause of action.  Accordingly, the appellate … Continue Reading

California Court Of Appeal Upholds Mileage Reimbursement In The Form Of Increased Base Salary And Commissions

In Gattuso v. Harte-Hanks Shoppers, Inc., Case No. B172647 (October 27, 2005), the California Court of Appeal considered Harte-Hanks Shoppers, Inc.’s policy of paying increased base salary and commission rates to cover mileage reimbursement expenses, and found this payment scheme complied with the law. Harte-Hanks, the marketing company that distributes PennySaver, California Shopper, and other … Continue Reading

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