Q. At our university, the special-events supervisors must occasionally hire people. We currently don't pay for their time involved in interviewing job candidates. I think we should pay them for that time, but I was told education institutions are exempt from pay laws. Is that true? —D.D., West Virginia
A. No. Universities and other education institutions are not exempt from wage-and-hour laws. Assuming your special-events supervisors are hourly, , you should pay them for hours spent on matters related to the hiring process. But if your supervisors are bona fide , you don't need to pay them extra for their interviewing work.
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