Fair Labor Standards Act


All non-exempt staff employees are covered by the provisions of this act which, in part, establishes a minimum hourly wage and requires the payment of overtime for work suffered in excess of 40 hours per week at a rate not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular hourly rate of pay. Overtime will not be paid until the employee has physically worked 40 hours in one week, not including holiday, vacation, or sick leave.

For the purposes of calculating a 40-hour work week, the week begins at 12:01 A.M. Saturday and ends at midnight the following Friday.

Should any employee be required to work beyond the normal 8-hour day, the direct supervisor may make provisions for comparable time off to compensate for the overtime within that 40-hour work week. If that is not possible, then such overtime will be recorded on the time records and paid as overtime in accordance with FLSA provisions. Compensatory time is not allowed.

This act also provides that employees of one sex must not be paid wages at rates lower than those paid employees of the other sex for equal work on jobs requiring equal skill, effort, and responsibility which are performed under similar working conditions.