In general, an employer must compensate an employee for all hours worked, including time spent training. In other words, training time is ordinarily work time. If training occurs while the employee is at work by way of meeting, lecture, or otherwise, the training time is work time.
However, training time does not have to be counted as work time if all of the following are met:
Attendance is not voluntary if, an employee’s employer requires attendance. In addition, training is directly related to an employee’s job if it is “designed to make the employee handle his job more effectively as distinguished from training him for another job, or to a new or additional skill.”
We are here to help you with any issues related to your compensation. Depending on the circumstances of your training time, you may be entitled to pay for training. Please feel free to contact our office today to speak with Columbus Ohio Overtime Lawyers about training time, travel pay, overtime, wages, or any other questions you have about your pay. You may contact our office for a FREE consultation with Columbus Ohio Overtime Lawyers by filling out the information on our contact page or calling 1-614-949-1181.