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On-Call Employees

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Many different types of workers keep West Virginia’s economy running. And these include on-call employees. As the name suggests, on-call employees may not work regular schedules. They often work only when their employer calls them to work.

This might sound straightforward. But the reality is there are often disputes about who qualifies as an on-call employee under West Virginia employment law. And some employers abuse that fine line and put unreasonable demands on workers or punish them for a variety of reasons.

If you believe your rights as an on-call employee have been violated, you need to talk to an experienced West Virginia employment attorney who thoroughly understands the law. You need to speak with Klie Law Offices.

What is an on-call employee?

On-call employees can cover a wide range, from part-time seasonal workers (including agricultural or retail workers) to full-time firefighters who need to be on call for 24 hours straight and available to respond to an emergency at a moment’s notice.

Some on-call employees are only compensated for the hours they work. Others are compensated for the entire period of time they’re on call, regardless of whether or not they actually work during their on-call period.

Common complaints

The most common complaint we hear from on-call employees involves not being financially compensated as previously agreed upon between the employer and the employee. Other common complaints include:

  • Hourly workers mistakenly treated like on-call employees (Employer demands workers be on call when not at work)
  • On-call workers asked to perform additional duties while on call without compensation
  • On-call workers not paid overtime

There are many other common complaints. Whatever legal issue you’re dealing with, make sure you know your rights. Make sure you make an appointment with us.

Why choose us

Experience matters when it comes to handling legal cases involving on-call employees. That’s why it’s important that you have a knowledgeable legal team on your side handling your case as soon as possible.

Our attorneys thoroughly understand West Virginia’s labor laws and how they apply to on-call employees. We’re also familiar with federal labor laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Don’t underestimate the complexity of your case. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation today. Our lawyers know what to do.