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Can I be made to
My employer insists that I attend.
Asked on December 25, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Connecticut
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
An employee can be required to attend whatever functions, meetings, etc. that are mandated by their company. This is true even if the event occurs on a worker's day off. The fact is that in an "at will" work arrangement, a business can set the terms of employment much as it sees fit. So in your case, you must volunteer as instructed unless doing so is prohibited by the terms of an employment contract or union agreement and/ or constitutes some form of actionable discrimination. That having been said, this time is considered to be work time, so if you are a "non-exempt" worker, you are entitled to be paid OT if this voluteer time puts you over 40 in your work week.
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