If I am training a new employee, shouldn’t i get paid more?

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If I am training a new employee, shouldn’t i get paid more?

hired on as same level

have to work over time, am getting paid properly for that.

I have to take time out, from what i am doing to help the individual slowing down
my actual work progress

job title has not changed

Asked on July 5, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Does company policy, an employment contract or union agreement provide that you be paid more for training a new employee? Does not paying you more for some reason constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination? If not, then your employer can choose not to compensate you at a training rate. Most employment relationships are "at will"; this means that a company can set the terms/conditions of work must at it sees fit. For their part, an employee can comply and continue to train for their base wage, complain and risk termination, or quit.


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