Pay Policy for Mandatory Meetings

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A source of irritation for employees can be the issue of pay — or no pay — for time spent attending meetings and training sessions. ┬áTell employees they have to attend a meeting or training program, and the employees may raise questions like these:

  • Is attendance mandatory, or can we skip it?
  • If we show up, do we get paid?
  • If we don’t get paid for the time at the meeting or training, why do we have to attend?

An employer can lessen, and even out, the irritation employees experience, and avoid having to deal with questions like those above by adopting a clear policy on the topic.

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