Can an employer put a part-time employee on call for more than one day a week?

Frequently they will put me on for 3 and even 4 days a week making it difficult to manage my life and schedule appointments.

Asked on June 28, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, employees may be put on call as often as the employer likes. Even if it causes some scheduling difficulty, as long as the employer is more or less free to do what he or she wants during that time and is neither working nor restricted to an on-site location, he or she would not have to be paid for the on call time.

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