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Does Your Car Allowance Violate California's Reimbursement Laws?

by mBurse Team Member, on Jan 27, 2020 7:15:00 AM

If you pay a car allowance to employees working in the state of California, be aware that these workers face a unique set of conditions. Between strict labor laws and disproportionately high...

California Assembly Bill 5 and Vehicle Reimbursements

by mBurse Team Member, on Jan 13, 2020 7:30:00 AM

On January 1, 2020, a new law went into effect in California that re-classifies many independent contractors as employees. California Assembly Bill 5 in combination with CA Labor Code 2802 could...

California Gas Prices, Labor Laws, and Your Vehicle Reimbursement

by mBurse Team Member, on Oct 7, 2019 7:00:00 AM

It's common knowledge that California has the highest gas prices in America. But as prices reach a five-year high, employers may find themselves on a collision course with California's stringent...

Employers Are Questioning the IRS Mileage Rate as a Reimbursement

by mBurse Team Member, on Sep 16, 2019 7:00:00 AM

For companies that pay a vehicle reimbursement to employees, the IRS mileage rate has often been viewed as the gold standard. However, the mileage rate's lack of transparency is causing employers...

How the IRS Mileage Rate Violates CA Labor Code 2802(a)

by mBurse Team Member, on Sep 9, 2019 9:54:08 AM

It is often standard practice to reimburse vehicle expenses using the IRS business mileage rate. In the past, the IRS rate was often sufficient to comply even with California's strict labor laws....

The Gas Tax and CA Labor Code 2802 - What to Do about It

by mBurse Team Member, on Aug 13, 2019 2:41:20 PM

As we reported in part 1 of this blog, the state of California raised its gas tax effective July 1, leaving its motorists paying $1 more per gallon than the national average. This creates...

Why Your $500 Car Allowance Violates CA Labor Code 2802(a)

by mBurse Team Member, on Mar 19, 2018 7:36:55 AM

If you have employees that travel for business in their personal vehicles, and you pay them a flat car allowance, you are probably violating California’s labor code. With America’s workforce...

The Ultimate California Labor Code 2802(a) Cheat Sheet

by mBurse Team Member, on Jul 17, 2017 7:22:00 AM

The state of California has the strictest labor laws in the country when it comes to auto allowances and vehicle reimbursements. Whether your company pays a monthly allowance or the IRS mileage...

California Labor Code Section 2802: How to Reimburse Auto Expenses Properly

by mBurse Team Member, on Jun 14, 2017 11:20:00 AM

They say don’t mess with Texas, but when it comes to labor law, it's California you have to worry about. 

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