Fairfield, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: Under CA labor laws, if you are not paid for standby, do you have to remain available for your employer?

If you're not available, can they enforce disciplinary actions against you?

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Arkady Itkin
Arkady Itkin
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you are an at will employee, the employer can terminate you for any reason or no reason, except terminating you for discriminatory or retaliatory reason would be against the law. Practically, if the employer terminates you because you refuse to be on standby, that will not be a wrongful termination.


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