Hello again and thank you for the additional information.
The employer can make this requirement mandatory and they can normally require that an employee rearrange their schedule or come in on their day off to complete the requirement. However, they may NOT refuse to pay the employee for the time spent fulfilling the requirement, since it is mandatory.
If you file a complaint with the state labor board, the law would typically protect you from any retaliation by the employer for filling the complaint.
Here is a link that summarizes the law with regard to compensation for mandatory meetings/training:
Here is a link to file a wage claim with the state labor board:
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