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Court Clarifies Traveling Employee Exception to Going and Coming Rule

Monday, May 2, 2022 | 0

A person must be in a “compensation status of some sort” to be considered a traveling employee and exempt from the preclusion on claims for injuries incurred while traveling to or returning home from work, a Florida appellate court ruled. “Put simply, if an employee is being compensated or reimbursed for his time traveling, or if he is traveling between two compensated activities, then he would not be traveling to or from work — even if the travel is to or from his home,” the 1st District Court of Appeal said. “This is the essence of the statutory ‘tr...

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