Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) prescribes standards for wages and overtime pay on the basis of a non-exempt or exempt classification.

Non-exempt employees (i.e. hourly staff) are employees who, because of the type of duties performed, the usual level of decision making authority, and the method of compensation, are subject to all Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provisions including the payment of overtime at a time-and-one-half rate of pay. Non-exempt employees are required to account for actual hours worked in fifteen minute increments.

Exempt employees (i.e. salaried faculty or staff) are employees who, because of their duties and responsibilities and level of decision making authority, are exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

For additional information:

BU-PP 802 Work Hours/Schedules
BU-PP 305 Overtime Pay
Fair Labor Standards Act