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    I am an RN who works in the "Pool" at a local hospital. I am a employee of this hospital and not an outside agency employee. I have been working in my current position for approx. 4 years. I was recently told that i would need to become ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certified in order to continue working in this area of the hospital. When I was hired and ask to work on this floor 4 years ago i was told since I was pool it was not required of me to get this certification because the hospital would not pay for the class or my time, but I still could work on this floor.... just couldn't push drugs if there was a patient coding. Now I am told that I need this certification. The hospital sends the full time and part time personnell to these classes and pays for the class and pays for there time. Are there any laws requiring my employer to pay me for my time or is that up to them? These certification classes are two eight hour days given at the hospital were I work.


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    If the training is related to a licensing issue that is needed in order for you to perform the job that your employer assigns to you, most likely that is not considered as paid time.
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