Paid On-Call Time Policy
Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor
When to Use
An employer that is willing to pay its nonexempt employees at least the minimum wage for all time they spend on call can place restrictions on the employees' on-call time without creating a potential liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A paid on-call time policy can establish requirements for employees' on-call time, including required response times, geographical limits and more. The policy should be communicated to employees at the commencement of employment and should be referred to whenever there is a question regarding employees' on-call time.