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  •  This isn't true (none)
    I've studied this and FLSA does not require pay for call, since "being on call" is not actual work.  There have even been cases of workers who are required to be on company premises while on call suing for pay and losing, because they had "free time" while on call -- kind of like an unpaid lunch break.

    9 times out of 10, when it seems like something a boss is doing just must be illegal...it isn't.  Welcome to the American labor law regime.

    "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

    by Pesto on Wed Jun 15, 2005 at 10:42:48 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe in your state, (none)
      But here in New York if you are limited in you actions because of your employer you are entitled to compensation.  This includes on call time because you are limited in the activitied you can engange in or the distance you can be from work.

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