Attendance at lectures, meetings, training programs, and similar activities need not be treated as paid working time if all of the following four criteria are met:
1. The event takes place outside the employee's regular working hours;
2. Attendance is in fact voluntary;
3. The event is not directly related to the employee's job; and
4. The employee does not perform any productive work during the time of the event (ND Admin. Reg. Sec. 46-02-07-02).