As an employee of a police department in Missouri, if you work four, 10 hour shifts per week and then are required to be on call for 3 or more hours per night does the city have to compensate you for being on call? I am paid hourly, and when on call I am restricted in activities. If called out, I must have immediate response for various crimes. Our department use to pay us for ten hours and then one extra hour for being on call. Now since the overtime law regarding law enforcement they are making us work nine hour shifts and then paying us for one extra hour per day to make the forty hours. Is this right? Doesn't seem right.