Overtime and Non-Exempt Employee Pay

Non-exempt employees are those who do not fit within any of the exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act. They receive overtime at the rate of one and one-half (1 ½) times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in any one week, or as required by law. For non-exempt employees who have a 35 hour workweek, hours worked between the regularly scheduled 35 hours and 40 hours will be compensated at straight time rates. Hours over 40 in a workweek will be compensated at time and a half. Paid Time Off and College holidays do not count as hours worked and will not count toward overtime calculations. The College defined work week is 12:00 a.m. Sunday to 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

Any work above non-exempt employee’s scheduled hours must be approved by the employee’s supervisor in advance. Non-exempt employees who work overtime that is not authorized in advance will be paid for all time worked, but may be subject to disciplinary action.

Each non-exempt employee is responsible for his/her own time record keeping, and non-exempt employees must accurately report all hours worked. It is a violation of CCS policy for a non-exempt employee to record more hours than worked or fewer hours than worked. Likewise, it is a violation of CCS policy for anyone to instruct a non-exempt employee to record more or fewer hours than worked. Further, it is a violation of CCS policy to alter or falsify time records. CCS takes such offenses extremely seriously, and even a single violation may result in immediate termination of employment.

Non-exempt employees are entitled to paid rest periods and an unpaid meal period, which will be discussed with the employee’s supervisor. If an employee is not able to take his or her meal or break periods at the usual time on any given day, then they should be taken at a different time. Generally, employees must be completely relieved of all duties during the meal period and free to use the time as they choose. Employees should not be required to perform any work during meal or break periods. However, in the event that an employee does perform work due to business needs that arise during the meal or break period, the employee must be paid for the meal period or, to the extent allowed by law, the meal or break period will be extended. Meal periods must be reported accurately on employee timesheets, including both the start and end times to ensure that employees are properly compensated. Break times are not reported as they are paid.

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