Question by  elsewhen (627)

Do employers have to pay for training employees?


Answer by  malone (4817)

If the employer requires you to spend time training, you are in effect an employee at that point and you must be paid. If not, let your feet do the talking. An employer generally can get away with whatever people are willing to tolerate.

posted by Anonymous
Malone - this was the stupidest, childish answer I have read so far! Try backing things up with FACTS!!!!!!!!!!  add a comment
Reply by lelah35 (0):
Actually this answer is correct, kinda. If training for your current job is required your employer is to pay you either your current hourly or min. wage for the state you work in. If they refuse you can file a wage and hour complaint against them.  add a comment

Answer by  Anonymous

As far as the employers will gain from the employees training, then they have to pay all costs for that training (fees, time, transportation & others).


Answer by  Franks82 (60)

I don't believe that employers have to do anything for their employees. But if they want their team to be courteous and productive then it would be in their best interest to pay for the training that they would need.

posted by Anonymous
you are wrong franks,employers have to be seen to be constantly training and updating their employees skills at their expense,they can however claim most of it back off the government  add a comment

Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Employers are legally required to train employees if it is an immediate functional requirement of the job. This includes human resources policies, safety procedures for industrial equipment, timekeeping methods, locations of Material Safety Data Sheets, emergency eye wash / showers, and emergency shut off switches.


Answer by  notso (84)

Your question hinges on "have to." No, they do not have to.


Answer by  ld (17)

Employers do have to pay for training employees. They are expecting that employee to perform a job at the highest level, so it is only fair that they are compensated for their time and efforts. No one likes to work for free.

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