- July 31, 2018 at 2:01 pm #227068
Does a employer of staff of 10 have to pay for job related training.July 31, 2018 at 2:08 pm #227149
The short answer is yes. However, how much you have to pay depends on the state you’re in, as minimum wage laws in some states allow you to pay trainees at a different (lower) rate. Since you’re paying for training, you may want to offer some sort of ‘stay’ bonus to employees who stay with you a period of time, such as 90 days or 12 months.
That incentive can help make sure your training time isn’t wasted. I recommend you take a look at wage and hour, or labor laws in your state to see what the training minimum wage is (if there is one).
Otherwise, please do read our articles on Federal labor laws, and consider using payroll software like Gusto ($39 month plus $6/month per employee). Payroll software providers can often help you avoid expensive labor law violations and make managing payroll so much easier.