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    I work from home, not contract work, for one company. I have a schedule for days I must be available to work. My question is "how long must I wait to find out IF I am working each day?"
    They currently say if we have not been contacted by 2pm, that we can assume we have the day off. But that's 7 hours of waiting (I get up at 7am, ready to work by 7:15) when I can't do anything, because I MIGHT be working that day. Then, if the work does come in, I am expected to stay up late to finish it by the next morning. So, I am stuck at home all day and night. Is this legal, or is there some cut-off for when they can stop making us wait?

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    There is no "cutoff". However, this time is "engaged to be waiting" and it is compensable.
    http://www.dol.gov/dol/allcfr/ESA/Ti...9CFR785.15.htm

    If you are not getting paid for this time, you can file a claim for unpaid wages and unpaid overtime (if the waiting time + the work time exceeds 40 hours in a workweek) with the state Dept. of Labor.
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      The work is paid by the piece (.225 per document), not the hour...How would that affect it?

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