Q Is it permissible for a municipality to pay hourly wages or salaries to municipal employees who attend funeral services of deceased family members of municipal employees?

A A municipal employee may only be paid for hours that he has actually worked in the performance of his official duties. Although it would be rare for the attendance of municipal employees at funerals to be considered part of their official duties; nonetheless, if the municipality has determined that the municipal employee was in fact working, it may pay the employee for such time. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Turnage, November 20, 2017)