Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Should you get paid for after-hour calls?


Michael Sanserino, WSJ, August 10, 2009, says there are two lawsuits in the works about hourly workers being asked to work after-hours for free. T-Mobile workers said they are forced to answer work calls on their company-provided phones.

The recession is causing this “assignment creep” and people are afraid to complain—except the lawsuit filers, of course.

Some cops are paid for putting on and taking off their gear.

Other actions rules that people can’t get paid for answering pagers unless it precluded other things they were doing.

What do you think? Taking advantage of all this “smart” tech?

Sometimes it was customer complaints, not just the boss in an emergency—this sounds like work to me.

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