Can an employer require an hourly associate to be 'on call'?
I work for Office Depot and have several concerns regarding their policies. I am an hourly associate (department manager). One of the requirements is being 'on call'. If there is a call from the security company, I am required to respond. If there is a problem with the alarm system when closing the store, I am required to stay at the store (off the clock) until the situation is resolved. I am also required to keep my headset on while at lunch (if there is no other manager in the building) and respond to associate calls for a manager. We cannot leave the building (to go out to lunch). We are told that we 'should' punch out and back in if we need to respond to associate calls for a manager. Is this legal practice?1 answer | asked Mar 7, 2011 9:16 PM [EST] | applies to New Jersey
Doris Dabrowski, 215-790-1115.
posted by Doris Dabrowski | Mar 8, 2011 3:43 PM [EST]
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