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    I am a hourly paid employee working shifts. My employer wants to create a back-up call system to cover call-outs. Is it legal for the employer to compel employees to do this without compensation? i.e. no pay for being on-call and regular hourly pay only for hours worked when called in?

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    As long as your personal activities are not unduly restricted by the on-call requirements, yes, it is quite legal and not at all uncommon.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      Being on-call ipso facto would curtail personal activities. For example a week-end on call would mean not being able to go out of town. Would not be able to schedule social activities, would not be able to attend events, have a drink etc etc

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        I didn't say your personal activites couldn't be restricted AT ALL. I said that if they were UNDULY restricted, you would have to be paid for it.

        We don't have remotely enough information to tell you if you would have a case to be compensated just for being on call, but there is nothing illegal about the process.

        Please post your question only once. All the responders read all the employment law forums - you will not get more or better answers by posting multiple times.
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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