Asked in Employment Law for Alabama

Q: In Alabama, if my boss requires me to train my piers, am I titled to extra pay? Or am I just “in the line of duty?”

I was a dept supervisor for a local plant of a global flooring factory. Recently my job title was erased and replaced with 4 shift lead jobs of which I was given one. My manager is making me train the other 3. I’m knowledgeable enough to do it, but feel if I’m being forced to train others, I should be compensated for doing so.

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Kate Furek
Kate Furek
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: Without knowing all the facts, your employer can ask that you do any task within your job description. Job descriptions are usually broad. If you are paid hourly or salary (rather than on commission), then he likely isn't required to pay you any extra bonus for this work.

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