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    I apologize for not finding this answer in the forum. I did a search and didn't find the answer but I am sure this question must have been asked before.

    We have an employee who is a production lead. He directs other people's work and gives annual reviews but also works alongside his team in production. He is non-exempt, hourly. When he was out on leave he received work related phone calls lasting anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes related to his Lead duties.

    Do we compensate him? If so, how?

    Thanks for your time
    KJ

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    Pay him (at least) for time actually worked. You are claiming the employee is non-exempt. Lets say that you are correct. Then you s hould be paying the emploeye for all time worked, including time not spent working outside of the office/shop. If you want to pay for more then that, fine, but that is not a legal requirement.
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".
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