Our organization will be hiring contractors to shore up a project for at least 3 and possibly 6 months or longer.
Some of these contractors will be local and some will be remote, flying in/out on a regular schedule.
This is new ground for us, and we are flummoxed about compensation for local vs. remote contractors.
Our baseline assumptions are that:
- All contractors will work 40 hours/week.
- Travel expense (transportation, lodging, meals) are reimbursed.
- Remote contractors will spend an average 12 hours round-trip commute each week (time over-and-above that of local contractors).
- In-transit "work" isn't feasible.
Here are the questions:
- Is extra compensation (for travel burden) due in some form or not?
- Why or why not?
- If yes, then at what rate or by what method?
We want to do the right thing for the organization and for the people.
Thank you in advance for your collective wisdom.