The provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cover all JMU employees. FLSA establishes rules for minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay, child labor and recordkeeping; and, it defines exemptions from overtime pay regulations. Please refer to JMU Policy 1303 for more information regarding overtime and compensatory leave.
Overtime Calculation for Hourly Employees
Overtime is required to be paid when non-exempt employees physically work over 40 hours in a WEEK (not a pay period). Even though JMU pays semi-monthly, hourly pay periods 1st -15th and 16th-31st, overtime is calculated by the number of hours worked Sunday through Saturday, unless your work-week has been designated differently and approved by HR. Additionally, overtime is not contingent on the budgetary constraints of the department. If more than 40 hours are physically worked Sunday - Saturday, the non-exempt employee must receive overtime compensation accordingly.
It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that hours are calculated and reported correctly. It is the timekeeper’s responsibility to double check and audit the timesheets before submitting the employee’s time to Payroll Services via JMU Time Entry.
For detailed instructions on how to calculate overtime for hourly employees, please reference Overtime Calculation Instructions for Hourly Employees.