Does my employer have to pay me for a mandatory meeting which is conducted during the work day?

At my place of employment we have a meeting every month which puts all staff in overtime. However, the hour is stripped from payroll before the week is out. I reside. Is this normal?

Asked on June 28, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, your employer must pay you for a mandatory meeting that is conducted during the workday. Under the law, all hours worked are compensable. Accordingly, they must be paid. Further, to the extent that such time puts you over 40 for hours in your work week and you are a non-exempt employee, then you are entitled to be paid overtime. At this point, follow up with your state's department of labor and/or a local employment law attorney.

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