This is a class and collective action on behalf of hourly paid pharmacists who were required to become immunization certified but were not compensated for the course work required to become certified.
Are you an hourly paid Pharmacist and were you required to participate in immunization training without being paid for your time? If you answered yes, you may be eligible to seek monetary compensation from your company for this practice.
The pharmacists we talked to said they were required to train for administering shots to the public but they were not paid for the time to take the self study and test portions of the immunization training classes. When employees do things that are directly related and required as a part of their jobs, federal regulations say they should be paid for it. 29 C.F.R. § 785.27 states that attendance at lectures, meetings, training programs and similar activities must be compensated unless each of the four criteria are met:
(a) Attendance is outside of the employee’s regular working hour
(b) Attendance is in fact voluntary;
(c) The course, lecture, or meeting is not directly related to the employee’s job; and
(d) The employee does not perform any productive work during such attendance.
The Parties came to a settlement agreement in December 2017 on Plaintiffs’ class claims.