On-call / Callback Pay for Exempt Employees
We currently pay certain exempt employees a flat rate per week for being on call (includes work time in response to calls). Most of the calls can be handled by phone. The frequency and length of calls varies by dept. We are re-evaluating the rates and how this is paid. While I know that paying exempt employees for on-call time is not legally required, I know that it is becoming more common to compensate them for this additional responsibility. I can't seem find much information regarding the "going rates" or structure of on-call compensation, in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Washington in particular. Any info would be appreciated.