On-call duty

Employees are on-call if, outside their normal work duties, they are ready to be called to work to remedy faults, provide emergency help, conduct inspections or deal with similar extraordinary events.  

On-call duty in hospitals and clinics (Art. 15 and 8a EmpO 2) is covered by the Factsheet on the application of employment law in hospitals and clinics (available in , and ).  

General provisions

Organising and planning on-call duty

Working hour credits (Art. 15 EmpO 1) 

Supplementary protection for employees with family commitments


Last modification 11.05.2016

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