Standby Pay Not Pensionable In California

James Linhart was a division chief with the Livermore-Pleasanton, California Fire Department. The Department’s compensation plan provided that “Division Chiefs assigned to a standby schedule shall be compensated in an amount equal to seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of the Division Chief control point listed in Appendix A. Standby pay shall be paid biweekly.” Linhart retired in 2006, after 22 years of service, and began receiving a retirement allowance…

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Sleeping Officer Properly Denied Standby Pay

The collective bargaining agreement between Lodge 9 of the Fraternal Order of Police and the City of Grove City, Ohio calls for “court standby pay” when officers are required to remain in ready status to report for court testimony. On June 26, 2007, a graveyard shift officer had a “court standby” subpoena for 10:00 a.m. The officer fell asleep, and did not respond to telephone calls seeking his appearance….

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