LECTURES, MEETINGS, & TRAINING SEMINARS: WHAT CONSTITUTES WORK HOURS
Generally, if your employer requires you to attend a lecture, meeting, or training seminar, you must be paid for that time, including travel time if the meeting is away from the workplace.
The exception to this rule is that you need not be paid if all of the following are true:
• You attend the event outside of regular working hours
• Attendance is voluntary.
• The instruction session isn’t directly related to your job.
• You do not perform any productive work during the instruction session.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/