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Standby time

The employer and employee may agree that the employee must be available to be called to work if necessary.

Standby time is not included in working time, unless the employee is required to stay at the workplace or in its immediate vicinity. When agreeing on standby time, the compensation to be paid must also be agreed.

Education tips on the topic

You can also learn more about the topic in the online working life training library, which is part of your member benefits. To access the courses, you must sign up to the online training library. If you have already taken advantage of your free membership benefit and started using the service, log in and click directly to the trainings from the links below. If you haven’t yet signed up, you can do so in the Webinars and Courses section in the Oma+ service for our members

Working Hours Act – What is considered working time?