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3 Key Takeaways From Labor Dept.'s New Expense Guidance

Law360 (September 10, 2020, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's new guidance allowing employers that reimburse workers' business expenses to choose the IRS mileage rate or any other method could reach more sectors than the pizza and food delivery company it was intended for and pave the way for more litigation, wage and hour attorneys say.

DOL Wage and Hour Division Administrator Cheryl Stanton on Aug. 31 advised a food delivery business that it could use any "reasonable" estimate to make sure drivers' business expenses don't push their earnings below federal minimum wage.

Management-side attorney Kathleen Caminiti, a partner in Fisher Phillips' New Jersey and New...

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