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  • 1.  Compensation for training classes

    Posted 01-05-2021 09:38
    Hello all - Hope this will be the best year yet!

    If a client has software they use and your temps cannot work an assignment until they have attended their classes for this software plus additional orientation classes ( some are 1 / 8 hour days; some are 10 / 8 hour days), do you:
    • Pay the temp for attending the class?
    • If yes, how do you pay them - lump sum or hourly?  If hourly do you pay their regular hourly wage or __________?
    • Bill the client?
    • Take the loss if they have not said you can bill us? How do you handle this?
     I appreciate any insight you can give.  Thank you in advance.

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    Karin Gorman
    Staff America Inc.
    President Consulting Division
    Kgorman@staffamericainc.com
    317-870-1215
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
    USA
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  • 2.  RE: Compensation for training classes

    Posted 01-05-2021 10:03
    If a client has mandatory online modules/training prior to start, we pay candidates at a reduced, token rate for the modules on an hourly basis. I think there is a grey area as to whether this is "work" or not, but better safe than sorry. Many clients that require this do classify training/modules as billable time. For the clients that do not allow this to be billable, we have them identified and bake this cost into the overall bill/pay economics of the assignment.

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    Sean Barber
    CEO
    Pluto Healthcare Staffing
    Columbus OH
    (513) 600-7331
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  • 3.  RE: Compensation for training classes

    2020 Staffing World Attendee
    Posted 01-06-2021 09:24
    I'm with Sean. We do this for a few clients. The assigned employee will do the training in our office and depending on the agreement with the client, we either pay per hour or pay a set number of hours. I've got one that's about two hours and I've got one that's about 8 hours. We pay them and bill this back at a reduced rate. 

    I hope this helps!

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    ​Isaac Kelly, CHRA, CSP, CSC
    Vice President
    Augusta Staffing Associates
    P: 706.860.8909
    M: 706.951.7163
    isaac@augustastaffing.com
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  • 4.  RE: Compensation for training classes

    2020 Staffing World Attendee
    Posted 01-06-2021 12:33
    If this is a requirement of the client, I would absolutely pay the employees for all time worked, at their regular rate of pay, AND bill the client at their regular bill rate.

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    Michelle Hodapp CSP
    President
    Excel Personnel Services
    Lompoc CA
    (805) 735-6723
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  • 5.  RE: Compensation for training classes

    Posted 01-07-2021 09:36
    I would check with your legal counsel, because the Fair Labor Standards Act requires that employers must pay workers for time they spend attending lectures, meetings, training programs and similar activities, unless attendance is voluntary, non-job related, outside normal hours, and no other work is concurrently performed. Because new hire orientation is generally held during normal hours, is mandatory, is related to an individual's employment and can require the performance of some work, such as the completion of new hire paperwork, employers must pay employees for the time spent in a new hire orientation.

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    Jay Mattern
    CEO
    TerraFirma Marketing
    South Bend IN
    (574) 213-3855
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