2015-01-08

On-call Workers Entitled to Pay for All Hours Spent at Job, Court Rules

Employees who while on call are required to stay at a worksite should be compensated for all their hours, including sleep time, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. In a decision written by Justice Carol A. Corrigan, the state's highest court said security guards who were obligated to stay in trailers on worksites in case they were needed were entitled to be paid for their time, even if they spent it watching TV, scouring the Internet or dozing. Golden Gate University law professor Hina B. Shah, who sided with employees in the case, called the decision "a tremendous victory for California workers."

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