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  • 'no pay" for "on-call"? Georgia

    I am an 'hourly' employee who is required to take call for a medical facility. I am not being compensated for taking call. Is this legal?

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    "no pay" for "on call"

    "on call" pay is for taking call (addressing problems, answering questions, etc.) and is not "physically" working at the medical facility. Is it still illegal to not pay someone to be "on call" and if so, what GA labor law addresses this. Thanks.


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      If you are on call waiting to be called about some problem, you don't have to be paid for the time waiting IF your activities are not severely restricted. If you are able to go about your normal life, carrying a cell phone or pager, no pay is required.

      If you are told that you must be at home sitting by your land line and able to respond to a call immediately, then some compensation should be paid for the time waiting.

      Either way, when you actually GET a call and go to work, you get paid for working.
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      • #4
        I agree he doesn't have to be paid while "on call" but when he takes an actual call & answers questions & addresses problems (is actually working), then he needs to be paid for that time.

        OP - you don't have to be physically at the medical facility to be working & to be paid.
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