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Which time zone do you use when you figure travel comp time involving one or more time zones?
When determining the amount of compensatory time earned by an employee for official travel, the election of which time zone to utilize when selecting your travel start and end times is immaterial, as the employee should be compensated for the total sum of the amount of time spent traveling, regardless of which time zone that the calculations of that sum are based upon.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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