What are my rights regarding being paid for being on-call time past full-time employment hours?

Question Details: I work for a municipality. We work a full 40 hour schedule but are further required to be on-call for 40 hours of our "off time" every 5th week we work, with a mandatory 1 hour response time. This eats into my time off given that I live 40 minutes away from work and have 2 small children to take care of (as do other people). This recently was put into place without notice and is non-paid for being on-call. If we are called in we are paid OT or comp time, our choice. Is there any legal requirement for them to pay us for being on a rotating on-call schedule?

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