What Counts as Work Time on a Business Trip?
What is counted as working time?
Does a business trip equal work time?
Business trips during and outside of work time
Is travel time work time?
Firstly, the means of transport that you use for the business trip is essential. If you go by car, the driving time counts as work time, since you cannot use the time to relax, given that you need to concentrate on the road. Careful: The situation changes as soon as you decide to drive even though other means of transport would have been available.
If you use another means of transport and decide to go by e. g. plane, the question whether flight time equals work time depends on whether your employer instructed you to use the time for work- related tasks, such as preparing or following-up a meeting . If this is not the case and you are able to spend the time travelled according to your own wishes, it may not be counted as work time.
While on the business trip: work time or free time?
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