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Started by AJ_Katz, August 13, 2023, 03:28:55 AM
Quote from: Mobius on August 17, 2023, 06:44:40 AMStudents attending conferences usually aren't paid an hourly wage, right? When you mention we get paid, we aren't paid hourly.
Quote from: Hibush on August 13, 2023, 05:29:28 AMChances are good that your school has a specific policy for hourly workers while on work-related travel. You should follow that policy.
Quote from: Morden on August 17, 2023, 08:08:01 AMWe would pay for the student's registration, travel, accommodation, and per diem for meals; we wouldn't pay them an hourly wage for attending.
Quote from: fizzycist on August 17, 2023, 07:35:37 PMInitially I misread this. You are paying this student researcher 40 hrs/wk during summer because they are not yet a grad student so they can't be paid an RA stipend?If so, then yes I would just pay them 40 hrs/wk (or whatever is the number you agreed on), regardless of what they are doing. Including looking the other way if they take a day or two off. And definitely including attending a work event like a conference. If this were an undergrad doing part-time research with me, then I would also pay them the same agreed upon hrs/wk even for a conference. But what I wouldn't do is pay them more hours/wk because they were attending a conference.