Overtime for Non-academic Staff
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.
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.”
Read about the required use of paid leave for partial-day absences by professional staff employees.
Each overtime eligible employee must have a defined workweek comprised of a fixed block of seven consecutive 24-hour periods or 168 hours. Learn more about the UW's one standard workweek.
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.
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.