The employer is only obligated to pay for travel time that the law says the employer must treat as time worked. And again, for travel within the same city/metropolitan area whether that time must be paid has nothing to do with the amount of time the travel takes. See my prior posts with the links to the DOL rules for travel time. While it would be nice for an employer to compensate for longer than normal commutes to a job, they don't have to do that.Yes, but you chose to take a job that was one hour away from where you live. So, that is your normal commute that you voluntarily took on. Other people have even longer commutes than yours. Other than quitting their jobs because some jobs that the employer chooses to take on are an hour away, these employees have no choice in the matter.