Comprehensive Pay Plan: FLSA, Compensatory Time & Overtime

FLSA, Compensatory Time & Overtime

The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) determines whether employees are subject to or exempt from overtime provisions. If employees are determined to be serving in a nonexempt position, overtime pay or compensatory time must be provided for working more than 40 hours in a defined workweek (Sunday 12:01am until Saturday 12:00 midnight). When nonexempt employees work over 40 hours during their scheduled workweek, they are entitled to time-and-a-half pay or compensatory time calculated at time-and-a-half for all hours actually worked in excess of 40 hours. All overtime for nonexempt employees should be approved in advance by their supervisor.

You can check an employee's job title in the HR Jobs Specification List to determine if the job is exempt or nonexempt under the FLSA. Additional information about compliance with the FLSA and other work scheduling questions is available in SHSU Finance & Operations Human Resources Policy ER-3, Work Schedules & Employee Compensation. Please contact Human Resources at (936) 294-1070 or stop by the John W. Thomason building, 2nd floor, Room 202.