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Employment Law: Mandatory training. If required or mandatory to complete. I am an hourly employee and management expectst that we complete while working our shift or is this something that should be paid separate from work.
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The only thing that is required is that you be paid for all time you spend at work or in mandatory training.

If you are hourly and not exempt, that would require overtime if you go over 40 hours.

Otherwise, it is not illegal to require training completion during the shift.

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