Ann Kiernan replies:
No! Not unless they are salaried executives or professionals. Non-exempt (hourly) employees are entitled to be paid for all hours worked, which included mandatory meetings and training sessions.
Employees who have not been paid for all hours worked can file complaints with state or federal wage and hour offices.
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