Per diems are also known as tax-free reimbursements. They are there for any housing, meals, and incidental expenses incurred as a result of working away from your tax home. At Trusted, we calculate this amount on a per-shift (not per hour!) basis up to a weekly maximum.
You must be available and willing to work to be eligible for the per diems for that shift. That means if you call out sick or volunteer to drop a shift, even if it’s due to your facility being overstaffed that day, you won’t receive a per diem for that missed shift.
However, if you are willing and able to work and your shift was cancelled, you’re eligible for your per diem! Just get written confirmation that your shift was cancelled.