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Non-Exempt Employees

Occasionally non-exempt employees are expected to work overtime, depending upon the operational needs of the department and Wentworth.

Employees paid by the hour are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and are eligible for overtime compensation as indicated below.

Overtime Authorization

Overtime is assigned only under unusual circumstances and must have the prior authorization of the Department Head.

Overtime Rate

Overtime is computed as hours in excess of 37.5 or 40 work hours per week, depending on the normally scheduled work week. Reimbursement is at 1.5 times the normal hourly rate.

Overtime Payments

Each biweekly paycheck will include overtime pay for extra hours worked during the prior work period.

Holiday Rates

See Subsection 3.5.2.

Exempt Employees

Employees who supervise others and whose duties and responsibilities are administrative, executive or professional are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and are not eligible for overtime payments.

Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) will abide by Department of Labor (DOL) regulations with regard to the processing of pay for salaried exempt staff members.

Last update: September 2016