Many companies require employees to take training courses and complete training modules during their employment. Some companies require their employees to complete this training while they are at home and not on the clock. Employees will log into websites and complete required training courses without being paid for the time.
This practice is especially common in the retail, insurance, technology, food service, and medical professions. Employees spend substantial time reviewing training materials and studying for exams and quizzes. They also learn new policies and practices and complete training modules on company websites to demonstrate their knowledge of the materials. However, companies often do not pay employees for this time.
The Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage laws require payment for all time worked. This includes time spent completing required training courses or assignments. If an employer violates these laws, it could be required to pay for all time worked — plus double damages and your attorneys’ fees and costs.
The Shavitz Law Group, P.A. has represented employees who were not paid for all of their training time and achieved significant settlements for them. If you believe that you were wrongfully denied pay for training time, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or at (800) 616-4000 for a free evaluation of your claim.
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