We gave our employees a mandatory test to take to further their job knowledge. This was a required test and the employee had 1 week to fulfill the obligation. The test was on basic food knowledge (we are a restaurant) and wine knowledge..basically stuff they need to know in order to do their jobs more effectively.
We never said that the test should be taken home...in fact all the information on the test was available at the restaurant, however most people took the test home to complete.
Now, several employees are suggesting that we compensate them for the time it took them to complete the test.
It is not the money that riles me, but the fact that we are trying to further our educational process and now people think that they are entitled to payment for us asking them to know how to do their job.
Are we required, by law, to pay them, and if so, how could the employee effectively keep track of their time away from work to submit an expense report?
thanks in advance...