Southampton, PA asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Lifeguard recertification training - do I have to pay for it?

My daughter is a swim instructor. My daughter completed lifeguard recertification training through her employer. Her supervisor told her that in lieu of paying my daughter for her time ($60) and then having to charge her for the course ($100), she just wouldn't pay her for the time and wouldn't charge her for the course. I know that legally, her employer must pay her for her time. Can they charge her for the training that is work-related? This is in Pennsylvania.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: They should have told her up front and she certainly should be sure that their certification is good anywhere--check with a Y. It's a question does she want to work there or not. Yes it's tacky but a wage hour complaint may mean all the sudden they have no hours for her. As they are underhanded and slimy does she want to work there?Red cross can give you a price, certification info https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/lifeguarding

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