Are employees covered by workers’ compensation for travel to and from work?
Are employees covered by workers’ compensation for travel to and from work (regular business hours)? Are employees covered for work-related travel outside business hours, e.g. travel to or from the office on the weekend or to the airport to pick up a consultant?
Whether employees are covered for travel to and from work depends what state or territory the employee is travelling in. The ACT, the Northern Territory and Queensland will usually cover employees when they are travelling in this context.
Generally, an employer will be liable for any work-related travel if that travel has been requested by the employer, or there is a substantial connection to work.
If an employee is required, or directed, to make work-related trips (such as to the airport) outside of business hours, then the employee will be covered for this travel.