Training Pay Law and Legal Definition

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.

States also have laws, which vary by state, which govern whether or not training time is required to be compensated time.