I work for a Americare Home Health. I am a nurse and the in-services are related to my nursing license.
It took me approximately 12 hours to complete the work. I asked the Administrator about pay and he said no.
I am sorry but your questions does not have enough information. Are the in-services requirements solely related to your nursing license? Or, is this something that your employer requires you to do for continued employment with the company?
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If your employer is requiring you to do the training, then you should be paid for your time. If the training is only mandatory to maintain your nursing license, then I do not believe the employer must pay for that. I would recommend that you consult with a qualified and experienced employment attorney to discuss your situation further.
It would be more helpful to us if you explained what "in-services" are in your case. For example, if a hospital facility is required to certify that all of its nurses have been given in service training in certain areas, it makes sense for the hospital to pay the nurses for the time, because this is a hospital requirement and benefits the hospital's accreditation. If the in-services are solely required for all nurses to maintain their licenses, then it makes sense to the nurse to absorb that cost because it allows her to keep her license current and she can leave for a new job with her license in a current status. In addition to an employment lawyer with a subspecialty in health law, you may want to contact a professional nursing association for guidance.
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