Overtime for Non-academic Staff

FLSA overtime eligibility and exemption

Update: Due to pending legal action, changes to the “salary basis minimum” that had been scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016 have been delayed until further notice.

Overtime compensation

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that most workers receive a minimum overtime pay of 1.5 times the employee’s regular pay rate for all hours worked over 40 hours in a seven-day workweek. The UW calls positions that are covered by FLSA overtime regulations “overtime eligible.”

Partial-day absences

Read about the required use of paid leave for partial-day absences by professional staff employees.

Overtime timekeeping

The University does not have an established, uniform workweek for employees. Each unit establishes the workweek for each overtime eligible position. Within a unit, overtime eligible employees can have the same or different workweeks depending on the unit’s needs.

Contingent overtime agreement

The Contingent Overtime Agreement may be used to offer an overtime eligible employee the opportunity to work overtime, contingent upon the employee’s willingness to accept compensatory time accrual instead of payment.

FLSA related terms and definitions

The following provides definitions or examples for terms that are significant in determining whether a position is covered by the FLSA overtime regulations or exempt from them.