Training Time Pay
Training time may be compensated under some circumstances. The US Department of Labor regulations generally do not require compensating employees for training time, provided the training attendance is outside the regular working hours; the employee does not perform productive work during the program; the attendance is voluntary; and the duties are not directly related to the employee’s job.
California generally follows the Federal law with regards to the training time pay. If an employee is required to attend the training, is trained during working hours or the employee is subject to the employer’s control during the training time, then the employee is generally entitled to be paid for the training time.