The University complies with all appropriate legal requirements regarding the payment of overtime. The University may require employees to work over 40 hours per week. Overtime work in an employee's department should be limited to unusual, essential, or emergency situations, and insofar as practical, should be fairly distributed. No overtime can be worked without the advance approval of the employee's supervisor.
All employees of the University are classified as either exempt or non-exempt. Classifications and overtime eligibility conform to guidelines set forth in the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Only those employees classified as non-exempt are eligible for overtime compensation. Overtime for non-exempt employees is paid at one and one-half times the hourly rate for all hours worked over 40 in the established work week. After working six consecutive days, regular and extended temporary non-exempt employees are paid double time for all hours worked over 40 on Sunday or on the seventh day of the work week. Non-exempt employees are not eligible for compensatory time in lieu of overtime. Additionally, the University compensates regular and extended temporary non-exempt employees who are required to work on a holiday at the rate of double time for hours worked in lieu of receiving holiday pay for those hours.
Exempt employees are required to work the number of hours and days necessary to perform the job satisfactorily and are not eligible for overtime. Exempt employees may be given time off with pay by the supervisor in recognition of excessive hours already worked. This is not, however, considered an hour-per-hour tradeoff.