Hello, I am a home infusion nurse and work for an agency. I am told that I am an independent contractor and am paid with company checks, no taxes withheld and a 1099 at the end of the year. Now my question. I am required to do drug specific training at times lasting 2-4 hours. This is done by phone/computer and course completion testing is required in order to be certified by the drug manufacturer to use infuse the drug. I have never been paid for this training/certification time. Am I entitled to be paid for this time? What do you think? Thanks for your opinion, Carol BSN, Long Island, NY.