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Question Nursery School Teachers -employed by annual contract

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Nursery School Teachers -employed by annual contract at an Hourly Wage ($10.25/hour)
Required extra hours that employers states are "Built into the Hourly Rate".
1. Beginning of school year to set up classrooms - 1+ week 6-8 hours a day
2. During school year
a. Daily clean up classroom (minimum 1+ hour a day)
b. Conference 2 times a year with Parents 3-4 hours a day for 12-16 school days.
c. Minimum 16 hours of continuing education per school year
d. Lesson planning and classroom activity preparation - 5+ hours a week
e. Monthly Staff meeting 2-4 hours each
3. Clean up class rooms at end of school year - 1+week 6-8 hours a day
Are these required extra hours built into the base hourly rate with the labor laws
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  wallstreetfighter replied 2 years ago.
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If you are not paid for these extra hours on an hourly basis, this would only be legal if you are considered an exempt professional, where you are paid a set salary, and any extra hours are not paid. If you an hourly paid employee, the law requires you to be paid for all your time spent working.
You should have them detail what the duties are if they are claiming they are part of your duties, and you are being paid for these hours, that would be legal.