First I already know that MD s law mirrors the Feds. It basically states that if one is required to attend a meeting/event to keep ones job then time at said meeting/event is paid time. Should that be strictly the hourly or should that also include other benefits we acrue as we work? Sick Leave, Health and Welfare, Uniform care allowance? Things of that nature.
I was told by a colleague that he read the laws had changed in the last 3 years or so and how it goes that if said required training can be utilized on another job. i.e. First Aid/CPR. Then that training can be unpaid but if said training is soley for the ones specific job that is offering the training that time must be paid time. Is that accurate? I'm not so sure. Becuase the training I recieve at my site can move with me and be used on any other job site of the same field. For example weapons training at my current job in Rockville can be put to use at another job were I might carry a weapon. To me his explanation is not logical because any training offered is obviously important for one to do ones job that offers that trainning.
Did I confuse you. LOL.
P.S. I also realize that An employer does not necessarily have to pay the as yet hired person. Only the person who is already emplyed must recieve paid training.