What does California law say about reimbursement for work-related expenses?
The applicable law is California Labor Code section 2802. It states: “An employer shall indemnify his or her employee for all necessary expenditures or losses incurred by the employee in direct consequence of the discharge of his or her duties, or of his or her obedience to the directions of the employer, even though unlawful, unless the employee, at the time of obeying the directions, believed them to be unlawful.” In other words, your employer must reimburse you for all expenses that you incur as a direct result of performing your job duties. Such work-related expenses may include: expenses for work-related travel; expenses associated with entertaining current or prospective clients; the cost of required uniforms and the expenses associated with maintaining and cleaning those uniforms; a “reasonable percentage” of your monthly personal cell phone bill if you use your personal cell phone for work; and fees for work-related conferences.
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