What is the law regarding on-call work?

Question Details: I'm hourly paid, and at work there's on call rotation every week to someone on IT team. It's part of the job. I get paid only for the moment I answer the call and help employee with their issue. Let's say I got a call from an employee needs help with password reset I bring my laptop and remote in to reset employee's password. let's say the whole process is 10 minutes then I get paid only for 10 minutes. Now, my boss said we are okay to whatever we want after work hours and get do whatever we need in our personal time. However, he expects a respond to ticket within 30 minutes to 1 hour, so whatever we are doing like grocery shopping on weekends. We are okay to continue our life normally but once we got home we try to help that employee. Is that legit and ,if yes, how so?

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