When workers volunteer to attend work-related meetings during their lunch break, are they dedicated employees eager to go the extra mile, or do they signal a legal problem? That’s an issue recently put to a group of attorneys who focus on employment law matters. Their advice: Be careful.
The attorneys were asked what to do about a few exempt and nonexempt employees who want to volunteer to have a monthly meeting during their lunch break on company premises. The employer asks if such a meeting would be considered time worked that should be paid.