This live audio conference discusses the appropriate circumstances under which non-exempt employees can be designated as 'on-call' and how to properly structure on-call assignments in order to avoid triggering hourly compensation requirements. Failing to properly limit the responsibilities of an on-call employee can inadvertently convert on-call time into paid working (or waiting) time, leading to thousands of dollars of liability in unpaid hourly wages and overtime. This program is essential for employers who are currently using (or are considering) on-call staffing arrangements, and will include a discussion of the limits of such arrangements and how to avoid potential pitfalls. Relevant criteria and legal guidance under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ('FLSA') will be discussed, including how to properly establish an on-call agreement with your employees, the appropriate use of mobile technology, the amount of work that can be performed, the permissible extent of geographic restrictions on an employee's movement, and reasonable response times. The program will also discuss the potential application of the homeworkers exception to the requirement for payment of hourly wages under the FLSA.