Akron, OH asked in Employment Law for Ohio

Q: My employer repeatedly sends me home off the clock ranging from 2-7 hours at a time. Then says I must come back and

I don't get paid any time I'm off waiting to come back. I work in Ohio. Is this legal?

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Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You may be entitled to pay for this time but you might not be. There are a lot of factors that must be analyzed to make this determination. These include:

(1) the frequency of the calls to the on-call employee;

(2) geographical restrictions on the employee's movements;

(3) the restrictiveness of fixed time limits for response;

(4) the threat of discipline in the event of a late or no response from the on-call employee;

(5) the on-call employee's ability to trade his responsibilities with another employee;

(6) the on-call employee's actual pursuit of or engagement in personal activities; and

(7) the benefit of the on-call time to the employer.

For more information, you should contact an Ohio employment lawyer or check out our blog post on this topic at: https://ohio-employmentlawyer.com/pay-for-on-call-time/

Mansell Law LLC

1457 S High St

Columbus OH, 43207


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