There was a thread on Exempt/Non and one recently on business travel, and something between the two just came up at my job.
I'm an (correctly classified) hourly non-exempt employee and I'm going to a conference hosted by one of our vendors this fall. The original plan was to depart Tuesday morning and return Friday early evening. The conference ends mid-day on Friday. Today I get the message that due to airline cost concerns, my return flight may be changed to Saturday and include some layovers. I'm getting mixed signals from some people around here as to how that affects me as an hourly employee. I hear things like "straight 8 hours/day" and other things saying to keep track of all my time. I'll probably end up keeping track of all my time and submitting a timesheet within some guidelines that HR spells out. The thing is, now I have a situation where instead of leaving the location a short time after the conference has ended, I'll have to stick around that night, clock out early Friday with nothing really to do, then punch the clock again Saturday morning. Should I try to wiggle my way out of this, or should I just shut up and collect my hourly wage (+ overtime by Saturday probably) for traveling. Anybody else been in a situation like this?
Any help will be apprecited.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.