If I was called and asked to do something for my employer on my day off and it only took me 15 minutes, how am I payed?

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If I was called and asked to do something for my employer on my day off and it only took me 15 minutes, how am I payed?

My owner contacted me on my day off and asked me to help out with something. It
was my day off. I agreed and proceeded online and completed the task within 15
minutes.

I am uncertain on how I am to be paid here. Is it for the 15 minutes I worked? Is
there a minimum amount that I am owed.

Can anyone help?

Asked on November 29, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If are an hourly employee and you had been required to come into work, in your state (CA) they'd have to pay you for at least half your normal shift. But if did the work online without having to report to work, they only need to pay you for the time you actually spend working (e.g. 15 minutes).
If you are a salaried employee, you are not entitled to any additional pay: your weekly salary is your full compensation for all work done during the week, no matter where or when.


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