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If a company makes you go to a mandatory safety meeting does it have to be logged if you are a commercial driver and do the have to compensate for it?
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Employment Lawyer: Patrick, Esq., Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Thank you. And does your contract specify that you shall be paid by the hour, the job, or how exactly?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
They're not having drivers log those or random drug screens and trying to get them to do online trading courses without compensation
Employment Lawyer: Patrick, Esq., Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Thanks again.

As a contractor, your compensation is governed strictly by the terms of your agreement. Your employer is not bound by minimum wage laws, overtime laws, nor do they have to pay you by the hour. So, if your contract only entitles you to a percentage of jobs, you would not be entitled to extra pay for safety meetings because your contract does not give you that right. It would be up to you to negotiate that entitlement into future contracts.

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.

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