I have talked to people about this situation before. I always get concerned when someone says they do not pay their tutors to attend training. I am going to refer you to the Code of Federal Regulations, specifically 785. 27 – 29 and 785.32. https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&SID=e9d592f7f7d89666d0c135684d62892e&mc=true&r=PART&n=pt29.3.785#se29.3.785_129
These sections deal with the requirement to pay employees to attend training. To sum up what they say, employees must be paid to attend training unless all four of the following conditions are met:
· Attendance is outside normal working hours
· Attendance is voluntary
· The training is not directly related to the employee’s job
· The employee does not perform any productive work during the training
785.32 provides an exception for bona fide apprenticeship programs which meet the standards of the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training of the U.S. Department of Labor.
I think 785.29 really encapsulates my concerns. It specifies that “The training is directly related to the employee's job if it is designed to make the employee handle his job more effectively as distinguished from training him for another job, or to a new or additional skill.” I think this very accurately describes most tutor training programs.
I hope this helps.
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Certified Learning Center Professional – Level 4
Austin Peay State University
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Subject: Do you pay your tutors for training?
I hope you had a nice break.
Here, at my new institutions, tutors are not paid for training. They have the option of taking a class, which at least will give them 2 credits; however, very few new tutors take advantage of it, and it is not available to tutors who come on board later in the semester. Tutors who do not take the class, take what we call the Alternate training, with no pay but they get CRLA certified.
What does you training program look like? And do you pay your tutors for it?
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