DOES MY EMPLOYER HAVE TO PAY FOR MY TRAINING?
This is a common question about employees and the answer is that your employer does have to pay for your training.
If training is mandatory, then you have the right to be paid for your time. This also holds true for meetings, lectures, and even some company events. Contact an employment lawyer if you have any questions about this.
An employee has to be paid for training time unless all of the following are true:
– The program takes place outside of normal work hours.
– Attendance is voluntary
– The program is not job-related, and
– The employee does not perform any other work at the same time
However, if your training is mandatory and job-related, then you have the right to be paid.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/