May 3, 2017. by Nancy Owen, PHR and Laura Pokrzywa. Do you always have to pay your employees for time spent traveling? The answer, of course, is “it. Time spent in home-to-work travel by an employee in an employer-provided vehicle, generally is not "hours worked" and, therefore, does not have to be paid. Apr 12, 2016. Travel time pay rules are confusing, even to the most experienced manager. traveling to…