When must an employee receive standby pay?
(1) Overtime eligible employees required to restrict off-duty activities to be immediately available for duty must be compensated for time spent in standby status. Overtime-exempt employees are not eligible for standby pay unless the employer determines otherwise.
(2) Compensation under the provisions of this section must be in accordance with the employer's policy, as approved by the director, for the following individuals:
(a) Employees dispatched to emergency response duty under an incident command system as defined in RCW 38.52.010
(b) Employees of the department of corrections who are in charge of offenders assigned to assist in forest fire suppression and other emergency incidents.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06
RCW. WSR 05-01-205, § 357-28-205, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]