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  • Uncompensated , Off-hour Meeting Time - NY New York New York

    I am an overnight dispatcher for a security firm in NYC, paid an hourly wage. A "MANDATORY" meeting has been scheduled for 11 am on a weekday. The last time they did this, they refused to pay me for my three hours of travel or the 90 minutes of meeting time. Is there any legal requirement that they do so? Would I be within my rights to refuse to attend?

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    There is no requirement that they pay you for your travel time. They must, however, pay you a minimum of 4 hours pay or half your scheduled shift hours, whichever is less. This can be paid at minimum wage. Since you aren't scheduled for that day, though, it is possible that the 4-hour minimum would not apply. I would contact the state Dept. of Labor to confirm.
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