Some jobs require employees to be on call and available for call backs to finish or start a shift — effectively putting the employee on standby for a specific amount of time. If your job requires you to be on standby, you should know the law protects your rights, requiring your employer to reimburse you if certain conditions are met.If you think your employer is cutting corners by asking you to be on call without paying you, talking to a lawyer at Righetti • Glugoski, P.C., is the best approach. Our San Francisco law firm has a well-earned reputation for protecting the rights of workers in California state and federal courts. Since the 1990s, much of our work has involved handling wage-and-hour class actions against some of the largest employers on behalf of underpaid employees.
Employees in California may be entitled to pay for being on call, waiting around for standby call ins and for call backs to return to work shifts. However the law can be complicated, and whether or not your employer is required to reimburse you depends on your individual situation. Courts often look to the requirements your employer puts on you while you’re waiting.
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There are specific situations where reporting time pay is required, but employers frequently fail to pay employees the reporting time they are owed. If this is the case, you may be able to file a claim against your employer with help from the attorneys at Righetti · Glugoski, P.C.
Please contact our firm and have an immediate, complimentary and confidential consultation with one of our skilled attorneys to discuss a potential wage and hour claim. Call 415-983-0900 or 800-447-5549 to get started.