Workers generally expect that any time required by the employer is time for which they get paid. This should hold true regardless of whether the employees are performing work or receiving training necessary to perform the job. According to a recent class action wage and hour lawsuit against Wal-Mart, the retail giant allegedly failed to compensate its pharmacists for time spent in training. Walmart denies these claims and contends it complied with the law.
The lawsuit was filed in California by Afrouz N., who worked for Wal-Mart from 2003 to 2014. Afrouz alleges Wal-Mart required its pharmacists to take the American Pharmacists Association’s Immunization Training programs, but failed to compensate them for the time spent on those training programs. Continue reading ›