A SHORT REFRESHER ON PAY FOR TRAVEL TIME:
1 Is the employer required to pay the employee for time commuting? Answer: Generally not. There are rate exceptions.
2. Is it different if employee has company car? Answer: Generally not.
3. Do I have to pay an employee for travel during work day? ANSWER: yes, from time employee arrives at work until time employee leaves at end of work day.
4. What if employee does not come to office, but travels directly to first "job" of day? ANSWER: Generally do not have to pay for commmuting.