call pay

noun

Definition of call pay

: payment made to a worker who reports upon schedule but finds no work to do

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“Call pay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call%20pay. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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