Training and Meetings
Attending training and meetings constitute part of workers compensable time and should be included in their wages. Employees should also be paid for other activities that benefit the employer, such as drug testing and attending toolbox meetings or safety meetings at the beginning or end of their shifts. All of these activities are required by the employer and benefit the employer by ensuring a more skilled workforce and safer work environment.
To the extent these activities push the employee past 40 hours is a single workweek, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that the employee be paid overtime at 1 ½ times their normal hourly wage.
If your employer failed to pay for your time, contact the wage and hour attorneys at Josephson Dunlap today. We fight for the money you rightfully earned.