Question: If we have an employee working from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and then have a mandatory meeting the same day from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., do I just pay him for the hour for the meeting (at the overtime rate) or do I have to pay him for 2 hours because he went home and then had to come back?

Answer: If the meeting takes place on an employee’s regularly scheduled work day but the employee must return sometime after the end of his or her shift to attend the meeting, an additional two hours of “reporting time pay” must be paid.