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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets pay requirements, minimum wages, child labor standards, overtime pay requirements, and record keeping requirements for covered employees. The following is a guide for staff employees and managers.
The FLSA provides for certain jobs and employees to be exempt from, or eligible for, the overtime provisions of the act.
The FLSA requires premium pay for hours, or part hours, worked by overtime-eligible employees in excess of 40 hours in any workweek. Certain employees are eligible for compensatory time off in lieu of overtime under certain conditions.
Both premium and compensatory time are calculated at 1½ times the hours actually worked.
The FLSA requires that unit managers/supervisors keep the following records for non-exempt (NE, 35 and 40 workweek designated) employees for at least the 3 year period specified by law:
University Human Resources determines whether a position is exempt as part of the classification process based on the specific salary basis and duties tests within the FLSA, Department of Labor regulations and guidelines, and case law.