I am assuming that you are referring to a phone call or simple inquiry, rather than requiring you to come to work or perform an array of work-related tasks. If my assumption is correct, then the answer is that your employer may "bother" you.
Please note that I am a New York attorney and cannot advise you as to the application of your state's laws. For that reason, you may wish to consult with a local attorney.
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