Is it legal to require an employee to partake in a fundraising activity?

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Is it legal to require an employee to partake in a fundraising activity?

Their employer has used the premise that this employee is a leader in their department and has to partake or be demoted.

Asked on September 8, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, an employer may require an employee to take place in a fundraising activity--the employer determines what the employee has to do as part of his or her job, after all. If the employee is an hourly employee, he or she must be paid for his or her time spent doing this (since if an employer directs you to do something, it is work), including overtime, if applicable.


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