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Pay for Call-In Shifts Teed Up for 9th Cir.

Nov. 26, 2018, 8:52 PM

Oral argument over whether telephoning into work triggers a California requirement for employers to provide a few hours of compensation for a shortened or canceled shift has been set for Feb. 4.

The law is intended to lessen the burden on employees who report to work only to learn they aren’t needed, or that a shift ends earlier than expected because business is slow.

The issue before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is whether “call-in” or “on-call” scheduling used by retailer Zumiez Inc. and other employers can trigger the reporting time pay requirement. In such a...

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