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Volunteer Time

edited November 2010 in General Payroll Topics
Good Morning,

Recently I led a class with HR regarding compensable time. At one of the classes we were asked about volunteer time. Our company sponsors some local fairs and our hourly non-exempt employees can volunteer to sit at a booth. They can bring family/friends to help out. I am not sure exactly what they do but I know they hand out t-shirts and other gadgets with the company logo. The employee gets 2 tickets to use at a later time, a t-shirt and $5 in food money for volunteering.

Currently we are not treating this as compensable time but we are questioning this. I have looked all over for backup to present to higher management with no luck.

If you could give me your thoughts and a place to find this information, I would really appreciate it.

Thank you,