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    cdlcallahan is offline Junior Member
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    Question AZ Unpaid Mandatory Meetings

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? AZ

    We are told by our employer that he does not have to pay for Mandatory Meetings or overtime these Mandatory meetings may go over 40hrs a week that last as long as 5 hours on top of our regular 40 Shifts. Example: We get off of a 10PM to 6AM have to be back at work at 10AM for the meeting till 3 or 4PM and have be back on duty at 10PM again. For these meetings we will only get as little as 2hrs notice. Is this true? We are Hourly State Licensed Security Guards here in Maricopa County, AZ. How can they get away with this? We are told if we don't attend it is the same as if we No-Show or Quit.

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    If you and your co-workers are non-exempt (hourly paid) employees, then you must be paid for all time worked - and that includes any mandatory meetings or even voluntary meetings from which the employer derives a "benefit." If the meeting times pushes any non-exempt employees over 40 hours of work for the week, then it must be paid at time and a-half.

    FYI - Exempt employees (salaried managers, etc.) need not ever be paid overtime.

    If you attend the meeting and are not paid for it, then you and your colleagues may contact your State's Department of Labor and file a complaint.
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    cdlcallahan is offline Junior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beth3 View Post
    If you and your co-workers are non-exempt (hourly paid) employees, then you must be paid for all time worked - and that includes any mandatory meetings or even voluntary meetings from which the employer derives a "benefit." If the meeting times pushes any non-exempt employees over 40 hours of work for the week, then it must be paid at time and a-half.

    FYI - Exempt employees (salaried managers, etc.) need not ever be paid overtime.

    If you attend the meeting and are not paid for it, then you and your colleagues may contact your State's Department of Labor and file a complaint.
    Thank You,
    Could Arizona trump this law? As in USDOL 29 CFR Parts 785.27 and 785.29? Also would Split-Shift come in to play? Arizona makes it hard to look this info up?
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    Arizona law cannot make Federal law go away.

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