If I am required to attend a mandatory meeting or an alcohol serving class for work, do I get paid?

I want to know if I am supposed to get paid for any work meetings that I attend?

Asked on June 29, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Nebraska


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, mandatory meetings or training are work; anything which you are sent to or required to attend at the employer's request or direction is work, and hourly workers should be paid for the time. Additional training you undertake voluntarily to improve your career, on the other hand, they do not need to pay for.

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