I have a friend who's required to work on call by his company for a couple of days a week, and he gets no pay at all during this time unless he gets a job during that time, and even then it's commission based. He normally gets standby pay for his regular days of work when he's not doing a job, but it changes when he is on call. I'm used to Ontario labour laws and I know Alberta labour laws are weak; is his employer allowed to do that? I can't find any info for on call duties for Alberta.
Mar 4th, 2008 05:39 PM #1
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Labour law in Alberta - on call
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Mar 4th, 2008 07:19 PM #2jvangilstGuest
5. What must an employee be paid if they are “on call” or “on standby” at home?
If an employee is not required to perform work at home, no payment is required. If an employee is required to work at home, the employee must be paid for the actual time worked at their regular rate of pay. If the employee is required to leave home and report to the work site, the minimum compensation as described in question #2 is applicable once the employee reports to work.
With #2 being the minimum of 3hrs pay rule.