Overtime for non-academic staff

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.

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 and WMWA overtime eligibility and exemption

All hourly paid temporary and student workers are, by definition, overtime eligible. Only positions that meet certain narrowly defined criteria are exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements.

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.