Reporting time compensation, commonly known as "call back pay" provides wages to nonexempt employees who report to work but are permitted to work less than half the hours of their regular shift due to scheduling conflicts or inadequate notice by the employer. Employees must be paid for half the usual or scheduled day's work, but in no event for less than 2 hours nor more than 4 hours, at their regular rate of pay. Wage Order Nos. 1-2001-16-2001, §5(A) (8 Cal Code Regs §§11010-11160, §5(A)); see §5(C)-(D) for exceptions.
If an employee is required to report for work a second time in any one workday and is furnished less than 2 hours of work on the second reporting, the employee must be paid for 2 hours at the employee's regular rate of pay. Wage Order Nos. 1-2001-16-2001, §5(B) (8 Cal Code Regs §§11010-11160, §5(B)).
At Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, our California employment law attorneys represent workers who are called back for second shifts in a single day but not given extra compensation for that reporting time. Additionally, our experienced overtime wage lawyers represent loss prevention and other similar employees.