Staff Classification

Effective Date: June 1, 2009

Purpose:

The intent of this policy is to formalize existing College classification practices and to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws, namely the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and to provide for accurate records and proper time reporting.

Policy:

The Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, classifies staff positions as either "exempt" or "non exempt”. The classification of a position determines how a staff member may be paid, among other things, for hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours per week and whether or not they are subject to the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

1. Exempt staff members are salaried and are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Exempt staff members are not entitled to overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a regular work week.

2. Non exempt staff members are paid on an hourly basis and are subject to the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Non exempt staff members are entitled to overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a regular work week.

In compliance with the FLSA, the Department of Human Resources determines which positions will be classified as exempt or non exempt.

Last updated June 1, 2009

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