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Federal law requires that employees must be paid the minimum wage for all time they spend performing any work for an employer. Attending required training is considered work, because the employee is not free to spend their time as they choose. There is an exception for workers under the age of 20, if and only if they're not replacing other works while training. Otherwise, I'm sorry to say, yes, your employees must be paid for time spent training.
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