Especially during the on boarding process there is a lot of paper work to fill out. At some companies I worked for this is done during the work day and is paid for. Other companies just send all the paper work to my home where I do it on my own time and not get paid. Is one style more common over the other? Is it even legal to not pay for the time taken to read a 50+ page employee handbook? If a handbook can be "updated from time to time" is it really expected to know it well?
This second part may be a separate question but it gives context to the first: I recently was told I had violated a policy that was in the handbook. The handbook was 50 pages and I was not paid to read, let alone memorize, each part of it. That being said, I did read it but not closely scrutinize. (It turned out the policy wasn't legal anyway)