ON CALL EMPLOYEES – OVERTIME NOT BEING PAID – LABOR LAW – Litigation – Class actions

Litigation seen as growing over on-call employees who claim restriction of freedom. – The National Law Journal reports, “On-call employees are turning into a growing liability risk for employers, as some are claiming that companies are restricting their freedom too much, and not paying them for it.”

Now, “employment lawyers say that such claims are popping up in larger wage-and-hour class actions, with on-call employees suing for unpaid overtime, alleging that their freedom has gotten so limited that they may as well be hourly employees.” Julie A. Dunne, a labor attorney said, “It’s definitely triggering litigation.” She added, “the key for employers is to make sure they’re not overly restricting on-call employees’ freedom.”

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