Time Reporting & Leave Accrual Guidelines

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that non-exempt employees be paid time and a half for time worked over 40 hours in a work week. Among other things, it classifies exempt and non-exempt positions (that is, exempt from the overtime provisions of FLSA) by the types of duties the employee performs and salary threshold.

Employees in exempt salaried positions are paid to do a particular job, not by the number of hours it takes. Employees in non-exempt positions are paid by the hour to do specific duties. As a result, employers account for non-exempt employees’ time in a more systematic fashion. Please consult the appropriate union contract or Personnel Policies for Staff regarding specific application of overtime.

These resources should also be used when reporting time and determining leave accruals: