I am with a nurse staffing agency. I am wondering if we are able to have a written agreement with all new hires, that they will get paid for their orientation days, once they complete 4 weeks of work? We have a lot of people that will attend 1 or 2 days of orientation, and then change their mind about proceeding with their contracted assignment.  

Ann Kiernan replies:

No, the wage and hour laws don’t allow you to delay paying for the orientation days. What you could do, however, is have new hires sign an agreement that they will reimburse the agency for the cost of training and orientation if they quit before 4 weeks.  

Posted 01-29-2019

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