Is my employer supposed to pay me if they call me about work when im off the clock??

getting calls at home related to technical problems at work. should I be compensated for ‘tech support’??

Asked on November 3, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Assuming that you are "non exempt" (typically an hourly paid worker), then you must be paid additional compensation for all time worked, even for hours put in "off the clock". The fact is that if you are performing your job duties you are on the clock. 

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