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Case: Wage & Hour/On-call Pay (9th Cir.)

March 20, 2020, 3:14 PM

The Ninth Circuit holds that Zumiez, Inc., and other California retailers must pay employees scheduled for call-in shifts, even if they aren’t required to come into work. The federal court follows the lead of a recent California Court of Appeal opinion that concluded that California Wage Order 7—under which employers must pay reporting time pay to retail employees who report to work but aren’t used—also applies to call-in shifts. The Ninth Circuit agreed with the state court’s reasoning that Order 7 also applies to call-in shifts because they burden employees, who can’t make other social or employment plans because they...

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