Do we have to pay an employee for time spent on a weekend travelling overseas to attend a business meeting?
It depends on the type of employee doing the travelling.
You don’t have to pay travel time if the employee:
- Is truly salaried, his/her pay doesn’t vary based on differences in time spent; and
- Is a manager or otherwise exempt from the overtime requirements of your jurisdiction’s employment standards laws.
You do have to pay travel time, i.e., travel time would generally be considered compensable working time, if the employee:
- Is paid by the hour; and
- Is subject to employment standards overtime requirements.