- Portal-to-portal pay is an employee's earnings from the time they step foot on their employer's property until the time they leave.
An example of portal-to-portal pay is a landscaper getting paid for three hours spent at an employer's house, while only doing actual work for two of those hours.
portal-to-portal pay definition by Webster's New World
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wages for workers based on the total time spent from the moment of entering the mine, factory, etc. until the moment of leaving it
portal-to-portal pay - Business Definition
Employee compensation based on the amount of time spent by an employee on an employer's property. Portal-to-portal means an employee's compensation begins at the time he or she steps onto the employer's property, not when work actually begins.