If ana employer tells you that you have to attend a mandatory meeting or training, do they have to pay you?

Get Legal Help Today

Compare Quotes From Top Companies and Save

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

If ana employer tells you that you have to attend a mandatory meeting or training, do they have to pay you?

Asked on January 5, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Are you an hourly or a salaried employee?

If hourly, you would have to be paid for the time--a mandatory meeting is work, since it is something required by the employer; therefore, even though it's not the usual job, it's still work time for which the employee is compensated.

However, salaried employees do not need to be paid additional amounts for meetings or training; their weekly salary covers all work done for the employer, whether it's their usual duties or otherwise.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption