Call-Back Pay

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What is call-back pay?

Call-back pay is additional pay earned when an employee responds to a call-back notice from his/her employer. Visit the Call Back Pay Rule for additional information.

Who is eligible for call-back pay and how is it earned?

Overtime eligible employees qualify for call-back pay. Call-back pay is earned when an employee is requested to return to work due to an emergency after he/she has left work or is in paid leave status.

How is call-back applied?

There is a two-hour pay minimum guaranteed for employees asked to return to work for an emergency.

Applicable Rules:

Rules and practices may vary between represented and non-represented employees. Check the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement, or talk to the agency’s or institution’s Human Resource staff.