29 CFR 785.17 - On-call time.
Title 29: LaborSubtitle B: Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) CHAPTER V: WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SUBCHAPTER B: STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY OR INTERPRETATION NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS PART 785: HOURS WORKED Subpart C: Application of Principles : Waiting Time 785.17 - On-call time.An employee who is required to remain on call on the employer's premises or so close thereto that he cannot use the time effectively for his own purposes is working while ?on call?. An employee who is not required to remain on the employer's premises but is merely required to leave word at his home or with company officials where he may be reached is not working while on call. (Armour & Co. v. Wantock, 323 U.S. 126 (1944); Handler v. Thrasher, 191 F. 2d 120 (C.A. 10, 1951); Walling v. Bank of Waynesboro, Georgia, 61 F. Supp. 384 (S.D. Ga. 1945))