An Act To Establish a Minimum Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Traveling Sales Representatives
Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §629-C is enacted to read:
§ 629-C. Mileage reimbursement
An employer that requires an employee who travels as a sales representative to use the employee's privately owned automobile in order to perform the employee's duties shall reimburse the employee at at least the same rate per mile as provided in Title 5, section 8. Reimbursement for mileage under this section is considered wages for purposes of sections 621-A and 626.
This bill requires an employer to provide mileage reimbursement for an employee who travels as a sales representative who is required to use the employee's private automobile to perform the employee's duties. This reimbursement is included as wages for purposes of the laws requiring timely and full payment of wages and for wages due at cessation of employment.