Call Duty Compensation

Effective Date: June 1, 2009


To provide for the compensation for non-exempt employees for being called back to work after the employee's normal working hours.


Call duty compensation is paid to non-exempt employees who are required to return to work and who meet the conditions for compensation as a non-exempt employee eligible for call back compensation, as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

No federal law guarantees an employee a minimum number of hours of work when he/she is called back to work. However, the hours an employee does work must be paid for at the employee’s base pay rate or at the applicable overtime rate.

The criteria for on call duty compensation is:

• Minimum three (3) hours will be paid to the employee called back to work

• The number of hours actually worked, over the minimum of three (3) paid hours, will be added to the total of hours worked in the work week, and paid at the appropriate base rate or overtime rate.

Exempt employees are not eligible and do not receive call duty compensation.

Last updated June 1, 2009