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Call-In Pay Policy

March 08, 2008

The Call-in Pay policy states that an employee shall be paid the applicable straight-time or overtime rate for the actual hours worked, or a minimum of 4 hours regular straight-time base pay, whichever is greater, on the occasion that it is necessary to call in hourly employees without notice outside of their regular shift hours to handle emergency repairs, equipment failures, or other production problems. Supervisors who call in an employee under this policy should notify the Human Resources Department for payroll administrative purposes. Employees exempt from overtime, part-time employees, and temporary employees are not eligible for call-in pay. Instead, they will be paid based on applicable law.

Subject: Call-in Pay

Organization: Anonymous

Example of: Standard Policy

On occasion, it is necessary for a supervisor to call in hourly employees without notice outside of their regular shift hours to handle emergency repairs, equipment failures, or other production problems. In such cases, the employee must be paid the applicable straight-time or overtime rate for the actual hours worked, or a minimum of 4 hours regular straight-time base pay, whichever is greater. The overtime rate will be calculated based on the total compensation for the week divided by the total hours worked that week; e.g., an employee who works 2 hours after being called in will have only 2 hours counted toward hours worked, not 4 hours. Supervisors who call in an employee under this policy should notify the Human Resources Department as to which hours on the time card are call-in-pay hours.

Employees are expected to respond to such calls unless prevented from doing so by prior personal commitments. An employee who refuses to report to work under these circumstances on three separate occasions within a 3-month time period may be passed over for promotions or transferred to a position that is not subject to being called in. If the position to which the employee is transferred carries a lower pay grade, the employee’s compensation will be reduced accordingly.

Employees may be required to work overtime in accordance with the company’’ mandatory overtime policy. Employees who receive call-in pay are not eligible for more than 2 hours of show-up pay in the same week, except as applicable law may otherwise provide.

Employees exempt from overtime, part-time employees, and temporary employees are not eligible for call-in pay. Instead, they will be paid based on applicable law.


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