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Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. My name is ***** ***** I will do everything I can to answer your question.No matter what, attendance of a professional development day can be required, quite simply because employers can require anything of their employees that is not expressly contrary to the law. The more difficult question to answer is whether the day must be compensated in addition to your regular salary. If your contract is only for ten months of employment and your pay is clearly designated as compensation for that specific duration of time, then most likely your employer must pay you for the professional development day in addition to your salary. But this pay entitlement is completely distinct from whether your employer can "require" your attendance--in all instances they can.I hope that you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.If you do not require any further assistance, please be so kind as to provide a positive rating of my service so that I may receive credit for assisting you. Very best wishes moving forward.