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  • Attending seminars and getting paid Michigan

    If it is required that you attend further education seminars on
    weekends, is the the employer required to pay you? At the regular
    hourly rate or a reduced rate?

    Thank you

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    US Dept of Labor Fact Sheet

    Lectures, Meetings and Training Programs: Attendance at lectures, meetings, training programs and similar activities need not be counted as working time only if four criteria are met, namely: it is outside normal hours, it is voluntary, not job related, and no other work is concurrently performed.

    Since you mention that attendance is required, it is considered work hours and non-exempt employees must be paid for their time. Overtime rules apply, too.

    Yes, the employer could pay at any rate from minimum wage on up (should provide advance notice of this).
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