I work at a personal care home and we have mandatory classes like fire safety cpr ect shoud are boss pay us for being at the class

I work at a personal care home and we have mandatory classes that we have to
attend like fire safety cpr ect does are boss have to pay us for being there

Asked on September 15, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

As an employee, you must be paid for all time that you work, since work time is compensable. And the mandatory classes that you describe would qualify. Additionally, if you have to travel to take these classes offsite, your travel time must be paid as well. The only time such training would not be compensable is if: attendance is voluntary; the training takes place outside of regular work hours; the training is not job-related; and you do not perform any work during the training.

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